WHEN IS AN X-RAY EXAMINATION CARRIED OUT?
X is therefore one of the most well-known diagnostic imaging methods, because it is practically applied in every field of medicine. The most frequent X-ray method is the creation of two-dimensional static images (radiography). It is used e.g. with a suspected broken bone or in studies of the lung (e.g. for the diagnosis of tuberculosis, pleural effusion or pneumothorax). Dynamic processes such as metabolic processes are however usually not examined by x-ray. An exception is the cardiac catheterization, narrow blood vessels or closures under use of contrast media.