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X-ray exams include a wide range of diagnostic procedures used to observe a specific area of the body. X-ray technology is often referred as to general radiography. X-ray beams move differently through bones than tissues or organs. The difference can be seen in the density of the impression they give to the image. Bones, for example, will absorb more of the beam than the organ or soft tissue making them appear white or gray on x-ray images while tissue appears darker.

X-rays and general radiography play a very important role in helping physicians make their diagnostic decisions for treatment. X-ray finding often suggests to the radiologist that further diagnostic imaging procedures will be required. The procedure usually takes between 10 to 30 minutes depending on the type of exam requested. Some patients may be asked to change into a gown if their clothing has zippers or buttons that are in the view.