X-ray is a photographic or digital image of the internal composition or part of the body.

It is the most common imaging technology. X-Rays can be done for any part of the body, including arms, legs, abdomen, and chest areas. X-rays can detect broken bones, arthritis, and infections.

X-rays were accidentally discovered in 1895 by German physicist Wilhem Roentgen who was later awarded the first Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery. His first x-ray picture was of his wife's hand. Within a few years, x rays became a valued diagnostic tool of physicians world-wide.

The physicians and staff of Advanced Imaging are pleased to provide you with answers to questions you may have about your upcoming exam. This information will help ensure a positive experience when you are a patient for an X-ray.