X-ray is a type of invisible light with high energy that can partially travel through the patient’s body. Some parts of the body block X-ray more than others. The bone blocks most amount of the rays (if there is metal or contrast material in the body, it will block even more) and air blocks the least. By taking a “picture” of the body with X-ray, a shadow is created, and that shadow is interpreted by a radiologist. When your doctor is asking you to get an X-ray, it usually means that you get a “picture” taken of the area where he or she is concerned where there may be an abnormality.
MRC was one of the first Imaging Centers in Egypt to install a digital x-ray system. Digital x-ray allows the technologist to see the images they have taken of the patient within 10 seconds of making the exposure. It allows the radiologist immediate access to any and all cases requiring an immediate read and reporting. It saves the patient from any additional exposure as a result of images being too dark or too light, as the computer can manipulate all images once acquired. Our decision to invest in digital technology for even the most ordinary x-ray procedures illustrates our commitment to our patients. We are dedicated to maximizing image quality, minimizing patient exposure and all in the shortest time possible.