X-rays are like light in that they are electromagnetic waves, but they are more energetic so they can penetrate many materials to varying degrees. When the X-rays hit the film, they expose it just as light would. Since bone, fat, muscle, tumors and other masses all absorb X-rays at different levels, the image on the film lets you see different (distinct) structures inside the body because of the different levels of exposure on the film.
Medical x-rays have increased the ability to detect disease or injury early enough for a medical problem to be managed, treated, or cured. When applied and performed appropriately, these procedures can improve health and may even save a person’s life. One of the main conveniences that the portable x-ray machine offers to patients and doctors is that it is compact, which makes it mobile and versatile. This completely portable X-ray machine is also very lightweight--weighing in at only 88 pounds. Easy mobility means easy installation and easy use when trying to obtain a required X-ray no matter where the setting may be.
In a portable X-ray machine, the X-ray tube is connected to a flexible arm that is extended over the patient while an X-ray film holder or image recording plate is placed beneath the patient. A portable X-ray machine that can be taken to the patient in a hospital bed or in the emergency room and even out in the field.The portable X-ray machine enables physicians to diagnose patients more efficiently than stationary X-ray equipment that uses film. The efficient and lightning fast digital imagery that it creates can be sent back to a home medical office right away for archiving and for a future examination in a doctor's office. This in itself is a true achievement, because is it the efficiency that assists in getting a required diagnosis for a patient a lot faster than conventional means can. When coupled with blood test results and other tests, portable X-ray machines also allow doctors to make a diagnosis from a remote location. This is especially useful for small towns and areas where specialists aren't readily available.
X-rays refer to radiation, waves or particles that travel through the air like light or radio signals. X-ray energy is high enough that some radiation passes through objects (such as internal organs, body tissues, and clothing) and onto x-ray detectors (such as film or a detector linked to a computer monitor). In general, objects that are more dense (such as bones and calcium deposits) absorb more of the radiation from the x-rays and don’t allow as much to pass through them. These objects leave a different image on the detector than less dense objects. Specially trained or experienced physicians can read these images to diagnose medical conditions or injuries.