When you have been in a car wreck or any other type of accident, everything that happens after can be confusing or scary. One of the questions we regularly ask potential clients is what type of diagnostic tests they have had. A lot of times people are not sure which tests they have had, and if they do know which tests, they might not know the reasons for the tests.
Three Tests That Might Be Ordered For You
There are three typical tests that people have when they are hurt. The first test almost any emergency room will run is an X-ray. X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation or electromagnetic waves. While used in many ways in the medical field, including treatment of cancer, the most common way is for taking pictures of bones to look for fractures. The radiation produced can penetrate soft tissue, such as skin, fat, and muscle but does not penetrate bone, resulting in shadowy black and white photos of those bones. While radiation can help cure cancer, it is also classified as a carcinogen itself, but it is widely accepted in the medical community that the benefits of x-rays far out weight the risks. X-rays would be best used to diagnose broken bones suffered in an accident.