Improvements in technology and expertise in medical imaging has led to rapid and precise diagnosis and treatments of numerous medical conditions in children as well as adults.
Ayushaman Hospital is leading in X-Ray and Scan clinic has been leader in Diagnostic industry through best quality service, regular up gradation with latest technology & new innovations. Our all X-RAY Labs in Dwarka are accredited by NABL & NABH for all departments including PCR lab which clearly highlights and reaffirms our faith in accuracy of all test results.
There are various types – or modalities – of medical imaging procedures. Each one of these uses different technologies and principles. More specifically, as we are supposed to discuss here, the X-ray medical imaging technology uses ionizing radiation generate images of the body. These radiations have enough energy to even cause potential damage to DNA and may in certain cases elevate a person’s lifetime risk of developing cancer. But still, due to the technique’s remarkable valuability as a medical tool for a wide variety of examinations and procedures, it is still widely accepted.
Now we might ask why that is and so let us make a comparative table of its benefits v/s risks and conclude its usefulness and importance in diagnostics.
But first of all, the question that arises in our mind is when is X-ray prescribed? How is it used? Well, X-rays are used to:
Noninvasively and painlessly help the doctors to diagnosis disease and subsequently, monitor therapy and medicine.
Help in devising the best stepwise strategy to support medical and surgical treatment planning.
Guide medical personnel as they insert catheters, stents, or other devices inside the body, treat tumors, or remove blood clots or other blockages.
And these are its benefits too. So, of course the technique is extremely useful!
Now, the risks involved with the procedure include:
a small increase in the possibility that a person exposed to X-rays will develop cancer later in life.
Tissue effects such as cataracts, skin reddening, and hair loss, but since these occur only at relatively high levels of radiation exposure, these are mostly rare.
Another potential risk of X-ray imaging is possible reactions associated with an intravenously injected contrast agent, or “dye”, that is sometimes used to improve visualization.
But before we get all worked up about the technique being potentially cancerous, we should keep in mind that the risk of developing cancer from the radiation exposure due this procedure is generally very small, and depends upon the radiation dose, patient’s age, sex and the body region which is X-rayed.
Balancing the benefits and risks of X-ray imaging
While the benefits of clinical X-ray imaging exam, when done appropriately, generally far outweighs the risks, efforts should be made to minimize this risk by reducing
unnecessary exposure to the ionizing radiations. This can be done by making sure that it is done only when absolutely necessary to answer a medical question, treat a disease, or guide a procedure. The patient should be made fully aware of all the risks and
be allowed to make the final decision. Of course, if any other less intrusive option is available, then that one should be prescribed in its place.
At Ayushman Hospital and Health Service, we perform X-rays with the most cautious attitude and never compromise on our patient’s health. We work hard to keep the procedure as much heavy on the good side than the bad. Our technology is close to the next gen tech and our staff is both experienced and understanding because our goal is to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction everytime.