Medical Tests: X-rays


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Introduction: X-rays are a very common type of test that looks at your physical make-up. They are well-known for use in examining fractures, but are used to analyse numerous other medical conditions.

Modern x-ray equipment is very safe. Although repeated x-rays were dangerous in the past (and also for the doctors giving the x-ray tests; see x-rays), the risk is greatly reduced by modern technology. Nevertheless, certain measures may be used to reduce or avoid x-ray exposure. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may possibly be pregnant.

Many doctors may give you your own x-rays to keep. After all, they are pictures of your body. However, note that x-rays are very difficult to interpret for untrained people.


Condition count: 129; see list of conditions below.
Test types: Imaging (201)
Tests: all tests

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'X-rays' or similar listed as a test in our database:

A

  • Achalasia ... chest x-ray
  • Actinymycosis ... dental x-rays
  • Acute Bronchitis ... chest x-ray
  • Addison's Disease ... X-ray pituitary glands, X-ray adrenal glands
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... x-ray
  • Angina ... x-rays
  • Ankle sprain ... x-rays
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis ... x-rays
  • Arm fracture ... x-ray
  • Atrial flutter ... chest x-ray
  • Avascular necrosis ... x-rays

    B

  • Bladder Cancer ... chest x-ray
  • Brain cancer ... skull x-ray
  • Broken elbow ... x-rays
  • Broken finger ... x-ray
  • Broken foot ... x-rays
  • Broken hand ... x-rays
  • Broken nose ... x-ray
  • Broken shoulder blade ... x-rays
  • Broken toe ... x-rays
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... chest x-rays

    C

  • Cancer ... x-rays
  • Chest pain ... x-rays
  • Cholangitis ... x-rays
  • Cholecystitis ... x-rays
  • Chondromalacia ... x-rays
  • Chondrosarcoma ... x-rays
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease ... chest x-rays
  • Chronic pain ... x-rays
  • Colitis ... x-rays, barium x-ray
  • Collapsed lung ... chest x-ray
  • Congenital heart defects ... chest x-rays
  • Constipation ... Barium enema x-ray
  • Cushing's syndrome ... pituitary x-ray, adrenal x-ray
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... chest x-rays
  • Cystitis ... x-rays

    D

  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... Barium x-ray
  • Dislocation ... x-rays
  • Diverticular Disease ... x-rays

    E

  • Endometrial Cancer ... x-rays, chest x-rays
  • Epilepsy ... skull x-ray
  • Esophageal atresia ... chest x-rays
  • Ewing's sarcoma ... x-rays
  • Extradural hematoma ... x-rays

    F

  • Fractures ... x-rays

    G

  • Gastrinoma ... stomach x-rays
  • Gastroparesis ... Barium x-ray
  • Glomerular Disease ... kidney x-ray
  • Growth plate injuries ... x-rays

    H

  • Headache ... Head X-rays
  • Heel spur ... x-rays
  • Herniated disc ... x-rays
  • Hiatal hernia ... x-ray
  • Hirschsprung's disease ... Barium enema x-ray
  • Histoplasmosis ... chest x-ray
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... x-rays
  • Hyperparathyroidism ... x-rays

    I

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ... chest x-ray
  • Impacted tooth ... dental x-rays
  • Indigestion ... x-rays
  • Inguinal hernia ... x-rays
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... x-rays

    J

  • Jaundice ... abdominal x-rays
  • Jaw conditions ... TMJ x-rays, dental x-rays

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... Chest x-rays
  • Kidney stones ... x-rays

    L

  • Larynx Cancer ... x-rays
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease ... x-rays
  • Leukemia ... Chest x-rays
  • Lung cancer ... chest x-ray
  • Lung conditions ... chest x-ray
  • Lupus nephritis ... kidney x-rays
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... chest x-ray

    M

  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... x-ray
  • Melanoma ... chest x-rays
  • Multiple Myeloma ... bone x-rays
  • Ménétrier's disease ... abdominal x-rays

    N

  • Neurogenic bladder ... spine x-rays, bladder x-rays, ureter x-rays, skull x-rays
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... x-rays

    O

  • Oral cancer ... chest x-rays, head x-rays, dental x-rays
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease ... x-ray
  • Osteoarthritis ... x-rays
  • Osteoid Osteoma ... x-ray
  • Osteomalacia ... x-rays
  • Osteomyelitis ... x-rays
  • Osteoporosis ... dual photon x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), x-rays
  • Osteosarcoma ... x-rays

    P

  • Paget's disease of bone ... x-rays
  • Pain ... x-rays
  • Pancreatitis ... x-rays
  • Pericarditis ... chest x-ray
  • Pleural effusion ... chest x-rays
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... chest x-rays
  • Pneumonia ... chest x-rays
  • Pneumothorax ... chest x-ray
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis ... x-rays
  • Pulmonary edema ... chest x-ray
  • Pulmonary embolism ... chest x-ray
  • Pyelonephritis ... x-rays

    R

  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome ... X-rays
  • Reiter’s syndrome ... x-rays
  • Renal colic ... x-ray
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... joint x-rays
  • Rickets ... x-rays
  • Ruptured achilles tendon ... x-ray

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... chest x-ray
  • SARS ... chest x-rays
  • Scheuermann's disease ... x-rays
  • Scoliosis ... x-rays
  • Shoulder arthritis ... x-rays
  • Shoulder conditions ... x-rays
  • Shoulder Fracture ... x-rays
  • Shoulder separation ... x-rays, x-rays while holding a weight
  • Silicosis ... chest X-rays
  • Sinusitis ... sinus X-ray
  • Slipped epiphysis ... x-rays
  • Spinal stenosis ... x-rays
  • Spondylosis ... x-ray
  • Sprain ... x-rays
  • Subdural hematoma ... x-rays

    T

  • Tendinitis ... x-ray
  • Torn Rotator Cuff ... x-rays
  • Tuberculosis ... chest x-ray

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... barium enema x-ray
  • Urinary stones ... x-ray
  • Uterine Cancer ... x-rays, chest x-rays

    V

  • Varicose veins ... x-rays

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... x-rays or scans, Sinus x-rays, chest x-rays

    Z

  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome ... stomach x-rays


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