Radiography or x-ray, as it is most commonly known, is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess alignment and integrity of the bones; it can even show proper alignment and stabilization during the healing process. X-ray services are available 8am-5pm for routine outpatient studies and 24/7 for Emergency studies.
Radiography involves exposing part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce an image of the internal organs. When x-rays penetrate the body, they are absorbed in varying amounts by different tissues. For example, bones are dense and will block much of the radiation and will appear white or light gray on the image. Soft tissue such as the lungs will appear darker because more radiation can pass through it to expose the film.