X-ray, also known as Radiography, is the fastest and easiest way for a Radiologist to view bones, the lungs and certain soft tissues.
X-ray beams can pass through the patient’s body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as varying shades of gray.