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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Overview)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain x-rays and cat scans.


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What does an x-ray show?

It depends: Which body part is being imaged. Agree with dr. Heller. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Filly
1,456 Doctors shared insights

Roentgen Rays (Overview)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain x-rays and cat scans.


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Can uv rays cause damage?

Can uv rays cause damage?

Yes: Uv rays are a component of natural sunlight and are responsible for tanning. They cause with repeated exposure, skin changes and cancer later in life. They have been implicated in the development of cataracts and retinal changes in the eyes. High intensity uv can cause burns and corneal erosions (welders arc burn). ...Read more

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What is an X-ray entercholithiasis?

What is an X-ray entercholithiasis?

Enteroclysis: Is what you probably mean. It is a detailed fluoroscopic examination of the small bowel. A nasoduodenal tube is utilized to pump contrast into the small bowel at a specific rate, while the small bowel is evaluated with fluoroscopy. This test is not often used, it is invasive, labor intensive, and unpleasant for the patient. It has largely been replaced by CT or MRI enteroclysis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have an X-ray 2x a week?

Is it ok to have an X-ray 2x a week?

Probably fine...: We always like to minimize any radiation. However, if there is an underlying medical need I wouldn't think twice about it. Most x-rays expose you to relatively lower doses than ct scans and many nuclear medicine studies. A couple of x-rays in a week for a period will not harm you. ...Read more

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What could cause a shadow on my x-ray?

What could cause a shadow on my x-ray?

Difficult to tell: Without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How do you become an X-ray technician?

Technical school: There are a number of schools such as pima which offer x-ray tech courses. Check on line for the nearest location. Beware of schools like devry and phoenix which are profit making institutions dying to get your money and offer little. ...Read more

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Results from X-ray says the following?

Need information: What did the x-ray report say? Cannot address the issue unless that is presented. Ask the question again with the full report. ...Read more

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Is haziness in X-ray due to mnemonitis?

Is haziness in X-ray due to mnemonitis?

Yes,: But that is a non specific appearance that could be due to a number of things in addiyion to pneumonitis. ...Read more

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When should a child get an X-ray for pain?

When should a child get an X-ray for pain?

??: Xrays should be obtained when the history and exam suggest there may be an xray finding. Since most pain originates from soft tissue, and soft tissues do not show up anything particular on xrays, they are not a necessary or helpful part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are X-ray images produced?

Can you tell me how are X-ray images produced?

Brief explanation: X-ray electromagnetic radiation, much like visible light. Short wavelength transmitted through body tissues. In short, an x-ray machine transforms the kinetic (movement) energy of electrons into electromagnetic energy and thermal energy (heat). Different parts of the human body absorb the rays at different rates. Rays at different rates (bone, soft tissues, metal, air absorb differently) ...Read more

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What do black and white areas show in a X ray?

What do black and white areas show in a X ray?

X-ray: Simply, the black areas on an x-ray are where relatively higher numbers of x-rays were able to pass through the patient and hit the film and cause it to turn black. The white areas are where something was in front of the x-ray film that stopped the x-rays from reaching the film, like bone or metal. ...Read more

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Do I need a referral from my dr to get an x-ray?

Yes.: An xray is a test and like any other test must be chosen wisely to get the right answer with the least amount of radiation. Ordering is limited to professional providers with very good reason. Imagine if you could get an xray at your local supermarket. How many would just drop in to check things out? Bad idea. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

Most radiology: Departments are now digital so images are processed quickly. ...Read more

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I am asking an explanation of my X-ray findings?

I am asking an explanation of my X-ray findings?

HealthTap Concierge: Probably best to set up a consult w/HealthTap Concierge to go over your xrays. That way, you can upload your xray/report for review. Of course, you'll have to pay for this service. It's a bit trickier trying to do on this free version of HealthTap. Better yet, ask doc who ordered xray to explain & review it w/you. ...Read more

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Does an X-ray provide a sectional view of the body?

No, CT scans do: A CT scan uses x-rays to create a sectional stack of images of the body that a radiologist can then scroll through. ...Read more

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How can I protect myself from uv rays while sailing?

Sunproof clothing: In addition to using proven sunscreens, wear a full brimmed hat and long sleeve shirt that is uv resistant. ...Read more

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What number of times can we have our X-ray in a month?

What number of times can we have our X-ray in a month?

Benefit vs. Risk: Ionizing radiation can cause harm and in excess perhaps induce the formation of tumors. CT examinations are most incriminated because of amount of irradiation expended. Freq. CT examinations particularly in growing children can cause development of brain tumors and leukemia.Cumulative doses of about 50 mGy (3-10CT)might triple the risk of leukaemia. Life and death situations may necessitate risk taki ...Read more