An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Radiography involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Different parts of the body absorb the x-rays in varying degrees. As a result, bones appear white on the x-ray, soft tissue shows up in shades of gray and air appears black. X-ray images are maintained as hard film copy (much like a photographic negative) or, more likely, as a digital image that is stored electronically. These stored images are easily accessible and are sometimes compared to current x-ray images for diagnosis and disease management. As part of your health care team, Canyon Vista Medical Center is proud to offer the most advanced medical imaging technology available in Southern Arizona. Our physicians and technologists are experienced and highly skilled, and service is delivered with compassion and care. The Carter Imaging Center houses several different modalities which include a 64-slice CT, Digital Mammography System, DEXA Bone Density Scanner, Stereotactic Biopsy services, X-Ray, and Ultrasound capabilities.
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