X-ray beams are passed through the body and absorbed at different levels depending on the tissue density; this in turn produces an image of varying internal structures.

For instance x-ray beams penetrate easily through lungs whereas bone absorbs most of the beam.



No preparation required.


Side Effects:

The amount of radiation used to produce an image is deemed very low therefore cause no adverse side effects. Hence; the amount of radiation from 38 chest X-rays is equivalent to a yearly radiation exposure from the environment