X-RAY

The Dr. Raoof Laser & Dermatology Center is equipped with on-site x-ray technology to aid in the quick diagnosis of common health concerns such as lung infection and asthma. X-rays are used for medical imaging. X-rays are useful in the detection of pathology of the skeletal system as well as for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. Some notable examples are the very common chest X-ray, which can be used to identify lung diseases such as pneumonia, lung cancer or pulmonary edema, and the abdominal X-ray, which can detect intestinal obstruction, free air (from visceral perforations) and free fluid (in ascites). X-rays may also be used to detect pathology such as gallstones (which are rarely radiopaque) or kidney stones which are often (but not always) visible.