Standard radiology

Definition

Standard radiology or radiography represents the study of joints at the level of the bone. A first-line examination, radiography allows parts of the human body to be seen (bones and certain organs). In particular, it enables fractures and osteoarthritis to be detected.

Standard radiology or radiography uses X-rays. These are waves with high frequencies. Passing through bodies, such waves are reduced by different structures (bones, for example, stop the rays). On a radiograph, the bones appear white, while soft tissues have grey tones.

Examinations are carried out by medical radiology technologists (MRT) on the basis of medical prescriptions.

Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technologies, radiation doses (from X-rays) have been reduced and are becoming weaker and weaker.

Example of use

Radiography of the thorax and abdomen are the most common examinations. With radiography of the thorax, the lungs, which are made up of air, are examined. Visas for Canada, for example, require chest X-rays to check for tuberculosis.