What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a quick and easy way to take a photo of the body through radiation to identify problems within the body. X-rays are recommended when there are suspected bone breaks, fractures or infections as they can produce images of the inside of the body.
X-ray images are produced by radiation, the X-rays find it harder to pass through dense parts of the body such as bone therefore they show up white on scans, where as if there is damage it appears darker on the images. Less dense parts of the body such as heart and lungs appear darker on the scans too.