Diagnostic Radiology

 

Diagnostic Radiography is a technique for generating and recording an x-ray pattern for the purpose of providing the user with a static image(s) after termination of the exposure.

 

It is used to diagnose or treat patients by recording images of the internal structure of the body to assess the presence or absence of disease, foreign objects, and structural damage or anomaly.

 

During a radiographic procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body. A portion of the x-rays are absorbed or scattered by the internal structure and the remaining x-ray pattern is transmitted to a detector so that an image may be recorded for later evaluation. The recoding of the pattern may occur on film or through electronic means.

 

The typical exams that fall under this category would be x-rays of the skull, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, upper extremities or joints and lower extremities or joints.

 

Diagnostic outpatient exams are provided 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm.