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X Ray Image by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 25 Nov 2010 12:07am X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiations. The wavelength, of these electromagnetic radiations, range between 10 to 0.01 nanometers. X-rays are also said to be a form of ionizing radiations. These X-rays comfortably pass through any object, including the human body. Therefore, X-rays are greatly used in the medical world a ... Read on »
Bone X Ray by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 13 May 2010 4:33am An x-ray is a painless test which helps the physician in diagnosing as well as treating the medical conditions of the patient. A bone x-ray shows you a detailed image of any bone of your body like that of the hands, arms, wrists, knees, legs, ankles, legs or the spines. Bone x-ray can indicate to you the following conditions; * ... Read on »
Degenerative knee and cartilage damage x-rays – before and after Egoscue by Matt Whitehead Posted Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:00am When people hear “bone-on-bone” (knee, hip, wrist, ankle etc.) most people (including well-meaning doctors) think “it’s too late to do anything, time for a replacement.” This line of thinking comes from the idea that our bodies are like machines. “When your cars’ brakes are worn-out you need to replace the brake pads with new ones and then your ... Read on »
BP Machines, TDAPs, and X-Rays, Oh My! by Bella C Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Jan 2011 12:00am Yesterday I went to the doctor, and I walked out with more than I’d bargained for. The initial reason for my visit was because I’d been having fairly severe lower back pain as well as numbness in my right arm, from my shoulder to my fingertips.  After examining me, the doctor said that she wasn’t at all concerned with my back ( ... Read on »
Surgery Update by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Jan 2009 1:15am Many of you have been asking why I have had this surgery.  I thought I'd explain.  Thanks ever so much for your wondering. Two  years ago I was rear ended. It was dusk, raining, the accident was incredibly low impact, yet impactful enough to lurch me forward. My glasses flew off my head, the side of my right wrist slammed into ... Read on »
Fourier X-ray Scattering and Phase-Contrast Imaging: Enhanced Contrast and Sensitivity of X-ray Images by nih.gov Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: The invention offered for licensing is broadly applicable to medical diagnostic imaging, biological imaging, industrial non-destructive testing, security screening, and other routine x-ray inspections. The invention provides a method and apparatus that can significantly improve and enhance the contras ... Read on »
Low-Radiation Digital X-rays by Randall LaFrom Posted Sat 18 Dec 2010 12:13am One of the greatest aspects of contemporary dentistry is technology that improves patient safety and diagnostic capability. One such tool is digital x-rays, or digital radiography. I’m Dr. Randall LaFrom .  At LaFrom Dentistry in Cupertino, CA , I’ve invested in digital x-rays because I believe it improves my ability to administer state-of-th ... Read on »
Low (lower!) Dose Radiation Dental X-Rays by Dr. Thomas Gibbs Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:31pm Dr. Gibbs has recently purchased two new dental ray machines to provide the greatest benefits to our patients. This is why we use digital x-rays to produce consistently safer, better results. Here's why our patients find our low-radiation digital x-rays to be superior to any other x-ray technology: Safer Technology — Our digital x-ray ... Read on »
How much extra radiation exposure comes from a chest x-ray? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:27am This was a question from a mom of a patient, for whom we both agreed a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia would have been a good step. Excellent information can be found at http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty_xray#3. To quote, "in simple terms, we can compare the radiation exposure from one chest x-ray as equivalent to the a ... Read on »
The Amount of Radiation in a Dental X-Ray by Randall LaFrom Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 3:24pm Do you cringe at the thought of an x-ray? Do you protest when your dentist calls for one at your routine dental exams ? If so, you’re missing out on an opportunity for your dentist to check the health of your teeth and gums, and it’s probably because you’re afraid to be “unnecessarily” exposed to radiation. Well, think again. A dental ... Read on »