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Imaging procedures require a physician's order. Contact your provider via MyChart to discuss your options with your primary care provider.
A diagnostic X-ray is a medical procedure using X-rays (a form of radiation) to help diagnose disease or injury inside your body. A machine sends X-rays through your body to produce an image on a film on the other side of your body. Physicians study these radiographs, looking for signs of any disease or injury.
Diagnostic X-ray is important because it's a procedure that's vital to better medical care. Often it's the only way to detect causes of certain health problems, to prevent illness from becoming serious due to lack of prompt treatment.
X-rays are used for studying the inside of the body because they can penetrate body tissues, have a photographic effect, and can project an image of the body at work onto a TV monitor.
The procedure used depends on the tissue or organ to be studied.