Also called: Radiography; Medical X-ray imaging
X-ray imaging, also called radiography, is one of the most common tools providers use to figure out what is happening inside your body.
The term x-ray is widely used to refer to a single, still image scan of a bone or similar structure, but x-rays are also used for other types of scans. Both fluoroscopy and CT scans use x-rays.
A traditional x-ray is similar to getting a single photo developed. A mammogram is a specialized type of x-ray that is designed to show the internal structures of the breast.