Radiography is the imaging of body structures using X-rays.

X-rays have a very high energy level that allows the beam to penetrate the body and create an image or picture.

The image is created due to the X-ray beam being absorbed differently by different structures or parts in the body. A dense structure like bone absorbs a high percentage of the X-ray beam (which appears light grey on the image), whilst low-density structures like soft tissues absorb a small percentage (which appears dark grey on the image). The body has many different structures of varying densities, and this difference creates a picture or image.

A radiologist will interpret the images and provide a report that is sent to your doctor.

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