Radiology: X-Rays



Why are X-rays important?

X-Rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation. These are helpful to detect tumors and to create images of bones in order to check for breaks or fractures. X-rays give better results than ultrasound which is why it is more commonly utilized in hospitals and clinics. If you are in need of x-rays in Orlando, DNF Medical Center has that taken care of.

What properties do X-rays have?

  • They are able to leave a picture on photographic paper
  • They won’t penetrate bone, but they will on less dense matter like body tissues and skin

How are X-rays created?

X-rays are generated when a current passes between two electrodes located inside an evacuated tube. When the electrons reach the positive electrode a reaction is created.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to have x-rays in Orlando, contact us today.


Why are echocardiograms important?

Echocardiograms show a picture of the heart and all its parts including their movement, size, and structure. It is important as it is able to detect and diagnose a variety of heart problems, both major and minor. Thanks to the echocardiograms, Dr. Norberto Fleites is able to monitor changes, determine future steps for a treatment, and even determine if more tests are needed.

Are there any risks?

Fetal and transthoracic echocardiography (still image of the internal parts of a heart) are riskless. These tests are safe for people of ALL ages. Although a transesophageal echocardiography is thought to be quite safe, some symptoms like nausea, sore throat, and breathing problems might show up due to the medicine given to help you relax.


Why are sonograms important?

Ultrasounds and Sonograms are important as they create images providing a better view of tissues and organs in the body. It creates an image of a baby and the placenta by using high-frequency sound waves that scan a woman’s pelvic cavity and abdomen.

How many types of ultrasounds are there and what are they?

There are a total of 7 ultrasound exams even though they share the same principle process.

  • Transvaginal Scan
  • Standard Ultrasound
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • 3-D Ultrasound
  • Dynamic 3-D Ultrasound or 4-D
  • Doppler Ultrasound

Are there any possible risks?

Diagnostic ultrasound when properly used is considered safe for both the mother and the baby, because only the lowest amount of energy that provides accurate outcomes is used. However, there is a chance that a fetal ultrasound might detect a birth defect when there is none, or might not detect an actual birth defect.

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