X-rays are the basic type of radiographic tests for cancer detection. Different types of X-rays are present depenidng on the location of the cancer in the body.
In this, a bearable amount of radiations are passed through the body to form a picture of the internal organs. X- rays allow the doctors to look through bones, stomach, kidneys etc. Its a painless, non-invasive imaging test that needs no specific preparation. Basic X-rays are the first type of radiographic tests which are recommended by the doctor and this is followed by advanced imaging tests like CT-scan, MRI scan and PET Scan. These days, basic x-rays are combined with contrast studies for improved results. These contrast studies utilize iodine based dyes or barium to provide the best picture of the respective organ of the patient. The different types of X-rays comprise of Abdominal X-ray, Bone X-ray, Barium X-ray, Chest X-ray, Thoracic X-ray, Lumbosacral X-ray, and Thoracic Spine X-ray.
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