X-RAY EXAMINATION?

North Fork Radiology performs Digital Xray Imaging of various parts of the body, including the chest/lungs, abdomen, and the skeletal system (bones and joints).


North Fork Radiology has pledged to minimize radiation dose whenever possible, through this joint campaign formed by The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, which addresses concerns about the surge of public exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging

 

how is an x-ray preformed?

During an x-ray examination, beams are produced by an xray source (tube) and aimed at a specific part of the body with the goal of recording and analyzing the level to which these beams pass through different tissues in various amounts. A computer analyzes this information and forms a Digital image which the Radiologists interprets.

The xray technologist will position your body based on the type of x-ray being performed, asking you to stand, sit or lie down on an x-ray exam table.

For the purpose of protecting parts of the body not included in the xray exam, a lead apron may be placed over your various parts of the body when possible.

Our technologists use the least amount of radiation possible to produce an image of good diagnostic quality, using technology which allows for tightly controlled x-ray beams and methods to control radiation dose.

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