An X-ray machine is special kind of camera that takes a picture of things inside your body. This picture usually shows your bones and organs. Having the X-ray picture taken does not hurt at all.
X-ray imaging exams are recognized as a valuable medical tool for a wide variety of examinations and procedures. They are used to:
- noninvasively and painlessly help to diagnosis disease and monitor therapy;
- support medical and surgical treatment planning; and
- guide medical personnel as they insert catheters, stents, or other devices inside the body, treat tumors, or remove blood clots or other blockages.