Why we need an X-RAY?
24 Mar 07
Pneumonia means that there is an infection or inflammation in the lung tissue. It can be caused by a lot of different micro-organisms - viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that are too small to see - but it can also be caused by corrosive chemicals breathed into the stomach or toxic gases from a fire. In order to make sure it is pneumonia, and to find out if it is the serious form, the patient will often be directed to their local hospital where some X-ray pictures of the lungs will be taken to see how bad the condition is. If the condition is severe, they will probably be admitted to hospital for treatment. The micro-organism will be grown from your phlegm or your blood to find out what it is and decide the best course of treatment to take.
13 Feb 07
basically X-rays are given for two purposes, first ti check if any bones have been broken or joints dislocated, and secondly to see if there is any infection like pneumonia or TB in your lungs, since that also shows up on X-rays. So, when a doctor wants x-rays, just get them, it could save your life, or at least prevent you from becoming a permanent cripple.