Medical X-rays are a type of diagnostic imaging that can help determine the cause of symptoms and develop the best possible treatment plan. At Claremont Medical Center in Claremont, California, Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD, offers the latest X-ray technology as one of many diagnostic tools that can improve your health. If you need an X-ray or have questions about the process, schedule a visit today. Online booking makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you’re always welcome to call or stop by the office to check availability.
Medical X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation. They are similar to the light that’s visible to the human eye, but have a much higher energy level that can pass through many types of matter, including the human body.
The process creates a digital image called a radiograph. When reviewed by a trained professional, radiographs can show signs of numerous medical issues.
Dr. Ardeshana has gone to great lengths to bring the best X-ray technology on the market to Claremont Medical Center. You’ll have in-office access to X-ray imaging for the following areas:
X-ray imaging can detect signs of:
Depending on the results of your X-rays, Dr. Ardeshana may recommend additional screening methods.
For the X-ray technology to create an image, you need to be positioned between the source of the X-rays and an X-ray detector. Once the machine begins emitting X-rays, they travel through your body and become absorbed by the different tissue types in their path.
Some tissues like bones absorb more X-rays than less dense tissue types. That makes them appear in high contrast, or whiter, on the detector. The background of a radiograph is black, so all tissue types that absorb X-rays show as some level of white or gray.
X-ray imaging is only valuable when the professional reviewing the results is highly skilled in reading the radiograph. Dr. Ardeshana has both the training and experience needed to leverage X-ray imaging to its greatest advantage.
X-ray technology is one of many diagnostic tools available through Claremont Medical Center. To learn more, schedule an appointment today, online or by phone.