X-Rays in Manalapan: Is there a specific area around your body experiencing debilitating throbs and aches? Did you recently experience an injury that continues to inflict pain on your body? The physicians at The Doctors’ Office – Manalapan offer X-Ray exams to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis of the internal condition of your body.
Defining an X-Ray:
An X-ray is a ray of light that travels at a much higher frequency than your average ray of light. While solid objects absorb most light rays, the x-ray frequency give the light the power to penetrate through different materials. This includes the human body. Physicians use machines with technology that can send this light through your internal composition to find any irregularities within the structure of your body.
Completing an X-Ray exam:
The x-ray exam is typically completed rapidly. During the exam, the patient is set on a flat surface or a photographic plate with an x-ray machine placed in front or beside the patient. A nurse may ask the patient to switch positions through out the exam to ensure that all angles of that particular injury are being observed.
The Doctors’ Office Urgent Care – Manalapan is accessible to all patients in the surrounding areas and staff members are available to assist you with any concerns you may have regarding an x-ray exam.
The results of an X-Ray:
The ultimate goal of an x-ray is to study the image produced by the x-ray machines to provide the patient with an accurate response as to why they may be feeling pain. The digital image is captured when the x-ray machine is set to produce and send x-rays through your body. The rays of light will make your internal composition more visible on the photograph that is developed and then reviewed by a medical professional.
Patients who may need an X-Ray:
This is exam is not always required by doctors or physicians. Most patients, who have had an x-ray exam, have either suffered a recent injury or feel an unfamiliar pain in an area of their body. X-ray have also been used for women who need yearly mammograms performed. The only way to know if you may need an x-ray exam is by visiting a healthcare professional and explaining any painful symptoms you are experiencing.