X-rays, or radiographs, are the oldest and most commonly used form of medical imaging. During an X-ray, X-ray beams pass through the body to create images of the body’s internal structures, helping physicians to diagnose and treat medical conditions. X-ray beams pass through the body to create black, white and gray photos. Dense materials like bone and metal show up as white on X-rays, while air is black, and fat and muscle appear as shades of gray. X-rays are frequently used for imaging bones and teeth.
X-Rays are done on a walk-in basis at any Carolinas Imaging Services (CIS) location. You do not need to schedule an appointment.