X-rays Radiology

X-rays are are electromagnetic waves which penetrate many materials to varying degrees. An X-ray machine is essentially a camera which uses X-rays instead of visible light to expose the film. X-rays are often the first tools doctors use to diagnose illness so that treatment can begin.

Since tissue, fat, muscle, tumors, bones, and other masses absorb X-rays at different levels, doctors can quickly determine the condition of the internal organs and skeletal structure in order to make crucial decisions. They can also use modified X-ray procedures to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels, or intestines.

Radiology Technologists use knowledge of human anatomy, physics, radiation protection, and mastery of highly technical equipment to create medical images. They work closely with Radiologists, who are trained to interpret the images.