X-Ray at ZP
Zwanger-Pesiri offers digital X-ray technology at all of our locations. Our extremely flexible units offer the most comfortable exams with the least amount of radiation. Virtually all of the views can be done upright, which is more comfortable for patients. Our X-ray tables can hold up to 495 lbs.
ZP participates in Image Wisely™, a campaign that encourages smart medical imaging. We pledge to eliminate unnecessary scans and to lower radiation doses by using state-of-the-art equipment for every study at every location. X-rays can either be scheduled or performed on a walk-in basis.
Notify the technologist if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Other than that, there are no preparations for X-ray exams.
How it Works
During an X-ray, beams are produced by a special X-ray tube which is like a supercharged light bulb. The beams are sent through the body to highly specialized digital sensor plates. These plates are similar to those in a digital camera but are much larger. Different parts of the body absorb the X-rays in varying degrees. Dense materials like bones appear white on an X-ray, while soft tissue such as fat and muscle are varying shades of gray. Lungs are mostly filled with air and appear almost black.
A computer then processes and records the images taken without any film being utilized. These electronically stored images are easily accessible and can be compared to other X-ray studies as needed.
Benefits of X-Ray
Determine whether surgery is a good treatment option
Locate tumors for treatment
Determine joint replacement options and treatment for fractures
Guide in the treatments for dental, spine, and chest illness and disease
Learn About the Different Types of X-Ray Exams
During the Test
Our technologist will position your body based on the type of X-ray being performed. Depending on the exam, you will be asked to stand, sit, or lie down on the X-ray table. A lead apron may be placed over your pelvis or breasts to protect you from radiation. The part of your body being evaluated will be exposed to radiation for a fraction of a second to create the image. Our radiologic technologists are trained to use the least amount of radiation possible to produce an accurate image that will help with diagnosis. In addition, our modern X-ray systems have tightly controlled X-ray beams and dose control methods to minimize radiation. This keeps patient exposure to radiation at a minimum.
Why Choose Zwanger-Pesiri?
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology brings world-class expertise to the Long Island community. Our subspecialty-trained radiologists are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology with fellowship training in a variety of specialties. They are highly-skilled, highly-knowledgeable, and make patient care a priority. To learn more, contact us today.