Imaging Services Offered at North Star Radiology
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Painless and fairly quick, X-rays give you and your health care provider a look inside your body. They are a simple, non-invasive, and quick way to help spot broken bones, foreign objects, and even disease in certain parts of your body.
Dense and Soft Tissue - X-rays use a small amount of radiation to provide images of your body. As the radiation passes through, denser structures (like bones) block the radiation, while soft tissue (like the lungs) does not. A digital X-ray sensor captures the X-rays that pass through, leaving an image that can show abnormalities such as bone fractures, foreign objects, and pneumonia.
Fluoroscopy - While standard X-ray takes still images, fluoroscopy allows real-time imaging with live X-rays. It can be used to find disease in the gastrointestinal tract by drinking a special oral contrast that can be seen with X-rays. It can also help guide injections into your joints, called arthrography.