An X-ray is an imaging test that is done using radiation to show your internal organs and bones. They can be used to find fractures, fluid buildup, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how X-rays work, why they are done, and much more.
Sinus X-Ray for Sinusitis
X - rays are a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, that can be focused into a beam, much like a flashlight beam. Unlike a beam of light, however, X - rays can pass through most objects, including the human body. When X - rays strike a piece of photographic film, they produce a picture. Dense tissues in the body, such as bones, block (absorb) many of the X - rays and appear white on an X
X-Ray Exams of the Digestive Tract
WebMD explains X-ray tests for digestive problems, including upper and lower GI exams.
X-Rays and Arthritis
WebMD tells you how X-rays are used to diagnose arthritis.
Arthrogram (Joint X-Ray)
An arthrogram is a test using X-ray and a contrast material (such as a dye, water, air, or a combination of these) to take pictures of a joint.