X-ray radiography is the most commonly used form of medical imaging. It uses X-rays to depict a specific area of the body. The X-rays penetrate various anatomical structures to varying degrees, thus making it possible to obtain an image of them.
X-rays are potentially a mutagenic factor, so it is important for pregnant women to inform the medical staff of their pregnacy when planning the test. In some cases, there is the possibility to use a protective lead apron which reduces radiation exposure.
Examples of X-ray radiography:
- Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
- Pelvis – Hips
- Upper and Lower Extremities