X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through the body to produce images of internal organs and bones. X-rays are the most common imaging test referred by doctors, yet for many the thought of having an X-ray leaves them with questions as to the procedure’s safety and accuracy. ... [Read More]
Why You Need a DEXA Bone Scan
A DEXA bone scan is neither complicated nor invasive. DEXA stands for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and the only thing that’s complicated about DEXA is its name. A DEXA scan is part of the evaluation process for bone strength, especially osteoporosis. It measures bone mineral density (BMD) ... [Read More]
An Inside Look at X-rays
X-rays Allow Doctors to Look Inside Us When you think of it, modern diagnostic tools are quite remarkable. For most of human history no one could see what actually went on inside the human body. That all started to change in 1895 when a German professor of physics, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, made an ... [Read More]
How Do X-rays Work?
The sun. It gives us warmth. It gives us light. Warmth and light are forms of energy, and from this energy, many wonderful things can happen. Light comes from the sun in the form of electromagnetic waves. There are different types of electromagnetic waves, and some are visible and some are not. ... [Read More]