X-rays were the first type of medical imaging technology to be developed. X-rays are especially useful in the detection of the pathology of the skeletal system, but are also useful for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue.
One of the most common uses of X-ray is the chest X-ray, which can identify lung diseases such as pneumonia, lung cancer or pulmonary edema. However, traditional X-rays are not useful in the imaging of soft tissues such as the brain or muscle. Imaging alternatives for soft tissues are computed tomography (CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound.
DMC Sinai-Grace offers a full complement of X-ray equipment, all digitally capable via our Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) system.
For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital radiology services, call 313-966-4800. To schedule an appointment, call 888-DMC-2500 or visit our Appointment Scheduling page.