Specialist expertise: Cardiac Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Cancer Imaging, Thoracic High Resolution CT scanning, Thoracic MR Scanning, Bronchial and Pulmonary Angiography, Thoracic Intervention and Ultrasound, Cardiac CT Angiography, Functional and Morphological Assessment, Respiratory Medicine, Radiology.
An X-ray or radiograph has been a common imaging technique since Wilhelm Roentgen described his ‘invisible light’ in 1896. X-rays provide the medical profession with a powerful diagnostic tool and can be utilised to help identify, diagnose, monitor, and even treat many pathologies.
The exact method of using X-rays depends on the part of the body being examined. For example, a mammogram is specifically used to examine breast tissue, whereas a chest x-ray looks at the structures within your thorax.
Like many medical examinations, there are small risks associated with having an x-ray. However, in almost all cases the benefits greatly outweigh the risks. Your doctor will always assess the risks and benefits of each x-ray request.