X-Rays or radiographs allow us the ability to look inside a patient. It gives us a view of the size, shape and position of the internal organs. With radiographs, we are able to detect bone and joint injuries (fractures, arthritis, torn ligaments), abnormalities of the heart and lungs (heart failure, pneumonia, asthma), disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (foreign bodies, constipation), disorder of the urinary tract (bladder stones, enlarged prostate) and many other issues.

For most patients, gentle restraint is all that is necessary for taking x-rays. However, in some cases, sedation may be needed.