On the Inside

May 23, 2013  |  pet care, x-ray
x-ray of an animal

Radiography, or X-ray, is an indispensable tool in medicine. It allows us to see what we otherwise could not. 

X-ray uses a form of radiation to project through the body onto to photographic film (or digital reader). Bone becomes black and white. Many organs become visible, although they are not as easily visible. The doctor can see irregularities such as excess gas in the intestines, stones in the bladder, foreign objects in the G. I. tract, a heart that is a-typical in size, or even a mass in the abdomen or chest. 

For more information on radiology and its history visit Wikipedia