How does an x-ray work?
Using an x-ray machine, a small, controlled amount of radiation passes through a particular part of the body.
As it passes through, the radiation is absorbed by the denser parts of the body and easily travels through less dense tissue. This image is captured on x-ray film placed on the other side of the body. The x-ray film, which looks like a photo negative, clearly indicates dark areas of less dense tissue and light areas of the most dense tissue, such as bone.
Cape Radiology Group uses the most up-to-date digital x-ray imaging
equipment. Digital technology gives us the capability of enhancing
our images by adjusting brightness and contrast or applying digital
filters. The x-ray is studied on computer screens and does not require
conventional x-ray film. This improves the overall quality of the