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X-rays or Radiographs

X-ray in Hebbal, Bangalore

X-ray in Hebbal, Bangalore are a type of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light, radio waves, and gamma rays. They are commonly used in medicine, dentistry, and engineering. X-rays have a short wavelength and high energy, which makes them able to penetrate solid objects. They are absorbed by denser materials, such as bone and metal, and produce shadows on film. X-rays are used to produce images of the inside of the body, including the bones, joints, and organs. They can also be used to inspect objects, such as luggage at an airport. Dental x-rays are taken to detect cavities, infections, and other problems with the teeth and jaw.

They are also used to plan dental treatments, such as braces. Medical x-rays are used to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including broken bones, pneumonia, and heart disease. They can also be used to guide doctors during surgery. X-rays are a valuable tool in medicine, dentistry, and engineering but they can also be harmful. Exposure to x-rays can damage cells and increase the risk of cancer. 

Pre-Procedure 

Preparation for an X-ray or radiograph generally requires that the patient remove any clothing or jewellery that might interfere with the image. The patient may be asked to put on a gown if necessary. The area to be imaged will be positioned on the X-ray table, and the technologist will adjust the X-ray machine to the proper angle and distance. The technologist will then leave the room and operate the X-ray machine from behind a lead shield. The patient will be instructed to hold still and may be asked to hold their breath for a short time while taking the X-ray. The procedure is generally quick and painless. 

Procedure 

A technologist will position you on the x-ray table. Depending on the body part being examined, additional x-ray equipment may be used. A lead apron will be placed over your body to protect you from excessive exposure to x-ray radiation. The technologist will then take an x-ray. You will be asked to hold very still during the x-ray. Depending on the procedure, you may be asked to hold your breath. The x-ray table will be moved into position, and you will be asked to hold still until the x-ray is taken. After the x-ray is complete, you will be asked to wait until the technologist has reviewed the images to make sure they are of high quality. Once the technologist is satisfied with the images, you will be free to leave. 

Post-Procedure 

After taking an X-ray or radiograph, it is important to follow the instructions given to you by the medical professional. It will help to ensure that the results of the procedure are accurate and that you do not experience any complications. Typically, you will be asked to wait for the X-ray film to develop and then to have it read by a radiologist. The results of the X-ray will then be interpreted by your doctor at Manipal Hospitals. 

 

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