What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a quick and easy way to take a photo of the body through radiation and 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-rays find it harder to pass through dense parts of the body such as bone therefore they show up white on scans. Therefore, darker areas on images indicate where there is damage. Less dense parts of the body such as heart and lungs appear darker on the scans too.