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.
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.
What Is a Spinal X-Ray?
Find out how a spinal X-ray can help you and your doctor figure out why you're having neck and back pain.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Scans
How is bone mineral density measured? Learn more about DXA, also called DEXA, a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis.