Radiology Diagnosis | General Radiology
What is radiology?
It is based on the use of X-Rays. The X-Rays are beamed through a tube on the part of the body that needs to be examined. Part of the radiation is absorbed and some passes through the body. The radiation that is not absorbed, is collected by a detector forming the x-ray image.
what are their uses
- Chest X-ray (radiography): This is still the main test requested for the study of the lungs, and many times of the heart.
- Abdominal X-ray (radiography): Overall, it allows to study the intestinal loops. It continues to be a key test used for abdominal pains.
- Musculoskeletal X-Ray (radiography): Conventional radiography is still used for the study of bones and joints. It allows to assess steoarthritis, fractures, tumours …
- Spine X-ray (radiography): A type of musculoskeletal radiography. It allows to study the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and sacrum-coccyx. It is usually performed in two projections: front and side.