Information about the Coronavirus

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Radiography at Griffin Hospital

X-Ray (Radiography) FAQs

What is X-Ray (Radiography)?

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, an x-ray machine generates individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. At Griffin, a mix of both digital and computer-generated technologies are used to capture the images that are created. This information is sent from a computer to a display monitor for viewing. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will block most of the x-ray particles, and will appear white. Metal and contrast media (special dye used to highlight areas of the body) will also appear white. Structures containing air will be black and muscle, fat, and fluid will appear as shades of gray.