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general radiography (x-ray)

General Radiography is a diagnostic X-ray of the body's internal tissues, bone and organs.

At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, board-certified radiologists read patient tests and provide information to physicians. Radiologists read more than 77,000 X-rays each year, so you can be confident in their experience and knowledge. All Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital radiologic technologists are licensed by the state of Illinois and are highly experienced.

A specialized test is a bone densitometry scan. Bone densitometry uses small amounts of X-ray to calculate the patient's bone mineral density (BMD). The lower the patient's BMD in comparison to statistical data, and other factors, the higher the patient's risk for osteoporotic, or bone fracture. The test often takes less than fifteen minutes, and focuses on the spine and hip, which are the most common problematic areas.

Good Samaritan Hospital uses PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), the latest digital imaging technology which allows physicians to view diagnostic images from the internet.

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