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X-ray technology is used for the examination of internal organs, bones, blood vessels, and the progression of diseases such as cancer. It can also detect infection, blockages and foreign objects.

X-ray Procedure

An X-ray procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Lying or standing, or holding a certain position, depending on the part of your body to be imaged.
  • A contrast material or dye may be injected into a specific part of your body to obtain a more detailed view.
  • The X-ray machine captures an image of the specified region.

Related Topics

  • Columbia University Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
  • University of Michigan
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists