An x-ray uses radiation to create a picture inside of the body. The x-ray beam is absorbed differently by various structures in the body to create the image.
Information about diagnostic imaging from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on CT scan, MRI scan, X-ray scan.
Doctors diagnose pneumonia mainly by talking to the person who is unwell and examining them. A chest x-ray is also a good help.
Tests used in diagnosing dementia
Doctors diagnose dementia using a number of different tests, including physical and neurological examination, cognitive tests, X - Rays and scans.
A mammogram is a type of X-ray used to screen for breast cancer. Learn more about the process, plus the benefits and risks of mammography.
A lung biopsy involves removing small pieces of abnormal lung tissue using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).
A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.
A liver biopsy removes small pieces of tissue from your liver using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).
A heel spur is a bony growth under the heel bone, visible on x-ray only. Find out more about causes and symptoms of heel spurs and what you can do about them.
A CT scan is a medical procedure carried out by a machine that creates a 3D image of your body by moving in a circular motion around you.