X-rays are a medical imaging (radiology) test, that use a type of radiation to penetrate the body to create a 2-dimensional image (or picture).
X-rays are a very common investigation tool. Each year in Australia there are over 7 million Medicare claims for X-ray examinations.
Read Karen's story to learn more about X-rays and back pain.
Questions to ask your health professional about imaging
- How will the imaging help my condition or injury?
- What does the imaging procedure involve?
- Are there any risks associated with the imaging?
- Are there other options?
- How much will the imaging cost?