X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a Doctor to view and assess broken bones and other skeletal abnormalities. At least two films are taken of a bone, and often three films if the problem is around a joint (knee, elbow, or wrist). X-rays also play a key role in orthopaedic surgery and the treatment of sports injuries. X-ray is useful in detecting more advanced forms of cancer in bones. Very early cancer findings require other methods.
Radiologists have developed alternative imaging methods that do not rely on radiation, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, because x-ray was the first imaging method, many people (and medical imaging professionals) continue to use the term "radiology" to include all types of imaging. Strictly speaking, though, radiology refers to the use of x-rays.
We provide the full range of diagnostic x-ray services for paediatric and adult patients with the capability to image every bone and joint in the human body as well as soft tissue and organ structures.