Radiography (X-ray) can detect the presence or absence of disease, foreign objects, and structural damage or anomalies early on.
Radiography (X-ray) uses the lowest possible amount of radiation and produces the minimum number of images needed.
The benefit of radiography far exceeds the small cancer risk associated with the procedure.
Radiography (X-ray) is a type of x-ray procedure and carries the same types of risks as other x-ray procedures. The radiation dose the patient receives varies on the individual procedure.
There is a small possibility of developing a radiation-induced cancer or cataracts some time later in life.
Radiography (X-ray) can disturb the growth or development of an embryo or fetus when performed on a pregnant patient. Women should always consult with their radiologist or technologist if there is any possibility they could be pregnant.