X-ray or radiography, as part of the Diagnostic Radiology specialty, is the most commonly performed diagnostic imaging study. X-rays are a form of energy that pass through the body and strike a film to create an image of the anatomy.
X-rays are most commonly used to diagnose bone fractures, but are also used to image the chest and abdomen to identify a number of conditions in the body.
As a medical specialty, Diagnostic Radiology encompasses the use of a variety of imaging modalities to aid in the diagnosis of disease. Commonly used diagnostic imaging modalities include X-Ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, and Nuclear Imaging Techniques. The specialty is then broken into sub-specialty areas of expertise generally based on the anatomy of the human body. Those areas of specialty include Ultrasound, Neuroradiology, Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Nuclear Medicine including PET & PET/CT, Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Fluoroscopy.
Each of the Diagnostic Imaging Radiologists at North Broward Radiologists have completed a four-year diagnostic imaging residency and are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology.