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X-Ray Imaging Option: More Than Meets The Eye

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  • X-ray is safe, cost-effective, quick, and valuable in diagnosing bone fractures, joint dislocation and soft tissue abnormalities.
  • X-ray is a medical diagnostic imaging method using electromagnetic radiation to visualise the anatomy beneath the skin.
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X-rays can be taken to observe bones, soft tissues, or organs.


  • Convenient. Very little preparation is necessary.
  • Avoid external metal objects, including jewellery, hearing aids, etc.
  • If you are pregnant, please let your doctor or technician know. Your doctor will recommend other medical scanning options if you are pregnant.


  • Professionally trained radiologist technicians carry out X-rays. 
  • Depending on your X-ray location, you will be advised to sit, stand, or lie down on an examination bed. 
  • You may be positioned at a certain angle of your limbs and body to obtain the necessary X-ray images.
  • Staying still and breath holding (for a few seconds) will be advised to capture a good quality X-ray.
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Depending on the targeted area, you may be asked to lie, stand, or sit during the x-ray.

Expected duration of procedure

X-ray procedure usually takes 5-10 minutes.

In more complex cases, a longer time may be required to obtain the appropriate imaging of the affected area.

Types of X-Rays

X-rays can be performed on various parts of the body. 

  • Chest X-ray: individuals experiencing shortness of breath, chronic cough, chest pains, or abnormal breathing may undergo an X-ray to check for abnormalities of the lungs or heart.
  • Abdominal X-ray: individuals with abdominal issues such as pain, bloating, constipation, vomiting, or abnormal urinary symptoms may undergo an X-ray to check for signs of bladder, kidney, or gallstones or to check for signs of blockage in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Skull/Head X-ray: individuals with chronic and persistent headaches, sinus issues, or face injury/trauma can benefit from a head X-ray that helps check for abnormalities. 
  • Bone/Joint X-ray: individuals with bone or joint pain or swelling or those who have experienced injury or trauma to their joints or bones can benefit from an X-ray. These X-rays can help your doctor to visualise the bone and joint structure/alignment and aid in diagnosing fractures or dislocations.
  • Spine X-ray: individuals experiencing back pain or traumatic injury to the spine can benefit from a spine x-ray to check the overall alignment of the spine.

Depending on your clinical presentation, your doctor will recommend the type of X-ray suitable for your condition. 

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