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X-ray, or radiography, is the oldest as well as most common and convenient form of medical imaging.At Be Well Primary Health Care Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, an X-ray often serves as the first step in helping your physician to properly diagnose and treat your condition. X-ray images/results are reviewed and discussed with you on the spot.
X-rays produce electromagnetic radiation to create an internal scan of your bones and internal gases. The benefits of X-rays far outweigh any potential health risks.
X-Rays are primary used to check for broken bones. However, X-rays are also used to diagnose and treat other conditions like pneumonia, TB and others.
Generally, X-Rays do not require any special preparations. Depending on the body part that is being scanned, you might benefit from wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
During the X-ray, you might need to hold a part of your body in a certain position until the scan is complete, which might be a little uncomfortable. You might need to sit, stand, or even lie down for the X-ray depending on the body part that is being scanned.
X-rays are relatively quick procedures and you can return to your normal activities following the X-ray. You’ll typically receive your X-ray results within 24 hours.
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