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X-rays

Introduction: X-rays

X-rays are a very common type of test that looks at your physical make-up. They are well-known for use in examining fractures, but are used to analyse numerous other medical conditions.

Modern x-ray equipment is very safe. Although repeated x-rays were dangerous in the past (and also for the doctors giving the x-ray tests; see x-rays), the risk is greatly reduced by modern technology. Nevertheless, certain measures may be used to reduce or avoid x-ray exposure. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may possibly be pregnant.

Many doctors may give you your own x-rays to keep. After all, they are pictures of your body. However, note that x-rays are very difficult to interpret for untrained people.

X-rays

X-rays: A chest x-ray is a routine radiographic method for evaluating the heart, lungs, bony thorax, mediastinum, and large blood vessels (e.g. aorta).

X-rays: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to X-rays include:

X-rays: Other Names

Other names for X-rays include:

  • Paranasal sinus x-ray
  • Paranasal sinus radiography
  • X-ray-sinus

Symptoms Associated with X-rays

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with X-rays:

Diseases Associated with X-rays

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with X-rays:

Basic Information: X-rays

Disease or Condition count: 136; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'X-rays' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List X-rays as a Diagnostic Test

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