What is Plain Radiography/X-rays?
This is the most common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. Projection radiography is the practice of creating two-dimensional images (radiographs) using X-rays radiation.
The X-rays was made public in 1896 with an image of the hand of anatomist Albert von Köliker. In the hundred years or so that followed, this basic X-rays technology has become a key element in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of many types of medical conditions.
Today, different types of X-rays are used for specific purposes. For example, mammograms are used to examine the breasts and a barium enema is used to detect bowel problems.