Digital X-ray

X-rays are one of the quickest, most useful and most frequently utilized imaging studies. They are commonly used to detect fractures and dislocations in your extremities; pneumonia and tumors in your chest; kidney stones and bowel obstruction in your abdomen; and degenerating discs and scoliosis in your spine. Although they utilize ionizing radiation, the information gained far exceeds the small risk of radiation in the clinical situations in which they are used. The technologist will make sure that only the area of interest is x-rayed and other areas are screened as necessary.

Tests Included

Preparation: Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water) before sample collection. If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin and hair health, it is recommended that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before sample collection.

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