In general radiology, x-rays are used to create images of the body's internal structures. General radiology is commonly used to direct problems with bones, lungs and other internal structures. These diagnostic x-rays use small amounts of radiation that pass through the specific area(s) of interest. Radiation in these quantities is generally considered very safe.
Although most General Radiography exams are available to outpatients on a walk in basis without an appointment; Contract Enhanced exams (UGI, BE, IVP's, etc) and complex procedures may need to be scheduled prior to arrival.