If you need x-rays you don’t have to go further than your local walk-in clinic. Promptcare MD is an urgent care clinic serving the communities of Farmingdale, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Massapequa and Babylon and they have x-ray facilities in-house.
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation and used for among other things, medical imaging. X-rays are also used in other fields such as airport security, flaw detections in metal, exploring the cosmos and so on. The electromagnetic spectrum consists of seven regions namely radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma-rays.
In the medical world x-rays are used to see inside the body. When an x-ray beam passes through the body, some of its energy is absorbed by body parts such as organs and bones. This process is known as attenuation. Detectors capture the attenuation in the form of an image which doctors use to make a diagnosis. X-ray techniques are capable of producing 2D and 3D images. The main types of x-ray imaging are radiography, computed tomography (CT), mammography, angiography and fluoroscopy.
There are many application of x-rays in medicine. X-rays can detect bone fractures or problems in certain organs. For example, a chest x-ray can identify diseases such as pneumonia, lung cancer, or pulmonary odema (fluid collection). An abdominal x-ray can detect obstruction of the intestine or fluid collection (ascites). Dental radiography can be used to detect certain oral conditions such as cavities. X-rays are also used in the treatments of diseases such as cancer.
There are always new advances in medical imaging technologies which make them more effective and safer. You can rely on your local clinic to remain current with advances in medical imaging. If you live in Farmingdale, Levittown, Lindenhurst, Massapequa and Babylon and need x-rays and medical imaging then Promptcare MD can help.