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Norwich CT Xrays From Neurology Associates, Eastern Connecticut's Neurologists
At times, Xray technology is needed particularly to view bone and potential bone pathology. Though the MRI is a superior imaging modality, certain questions regarding bone are better observed with Xray. For example, with neck injuries, sometimes there is instability in the spine and this can be seen with flexion-extension films. When the head is tilted the spine is seen to slip on Xrays. In this way, your physician better understands the pathology in the spine and can make appropriate treatment decisions.
Your doctor will discuss the various appropriate uses of the Xray for your particular situation. Again, Xrays are not done during pregnancy unless an emergency and you should always alert the staff if you are pregnant or if you suspect you may be.