Diagnostic Radiology, or X-ray imaging, is one of the safest and quickest ways to examine the body`s internal structures for diseases or bone fractures. Radiographic imaging is a “still image” similar to a photograph, in which a picture is made of a bone or an organ and shown on film or on a computer screen.
Diagnostic radiology techniques are generally non-invasive, meaning the body is not entered with any equipment or cut open for imaging. However, certain procedures do combine diagnostic radiology techniques with minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a condition. In addition, diagnostic radiology is often used to assist during minimally invasive surgery.