What Is a Diagnostic X-Ray?

Diagnostic X-ray (radiography) is an examination using electromagnetic energy beams to produce images onto film or computer. X-rays are performed for various reasons such as diagnosing bone injuries or tumors.

Special precautions must be taken with pregnant patients. Exposure to radiation during pregnancy may produce birth defects.

Always tell your physician and technologist if you suspect you are pregnant.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers the following diagnostic exams:

  • Routine Radiography
  • Barium Studies ( Upper and lower gastrointestinal tract)
  • Contrast Studies (IVP, Hysterosalpingograms)
  • Fluoroscopy Studies