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An X-ray is one of the most commonly used techniques for imaging the body’s internal structures. X-rays require a small amount of radiation to visualize internal structures and help doctors diagnose and monitor the condition of patients.

Motherhood Hospitals’ fluoroscopy and digital radiography system uses the latest technology that provides high-quality images for every diagnostic exam. With the use of state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, the risk of radiation in modern X-ray equipment is very low. X-rays images show different body structures in various shades of grey. In areas that absorb the X-rays well, such as bones, the grey color appears lighter, and in the areas that do not incorporate the X-rays well, the grey color appears deeper. The images obtained from X-rays can either be still or moving.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test of female fertility potential. This is performed to examine the fallopian tubes and uterus of a woman who is experiencing a difficulty becoming pregnant. Also, it can give a hint on miscarriages resulting from disorders within the uterus and determining the existence and severity of tumor masses, uterine fibroids, and adhesions. It is a noninvasive medical test that helps our doctors evaluate the shape and structure of the uterus, any scarring within the uterine or abdominal cavity, and the openness of the fallopian tubes. It is also used to monitor the effects of tubal surgery such as:
• The cessation of the fallopian tubes in a sterilization reversal and a sterilization procedure
• Blockage of the fallopian tubes because of scarring or infection
• The re-opening of the fallopian tubes following a disease-related blockage or sterilization
• Tubal ligation

How Do You Prepare Yourself for an X-ray Test?
There are no specific rules to prepare for an x-rays examination. However, at Motherhood Hospitals, you may need to keep certain things in mind, including:
• Wear a comfortable outfit which can be easily removed. You may need to wear a gown.
• You may be asked to remove jewelry or metal (snaps, zippers) from the area that is being examined.

What Happens During a General X-Ray?
You may be asked to either lie down or stand up, depending on which part of your body is being examined. The x-ray tube will be located over the table, and the film will be in a drawer under the table. Through your body, the machine will start sending a beam of radiation and your dense, hard bones will block them and create a white film. The radiation can also pass through soft tissues such as fat and muscle, which appears as the grey color in the X-ray report. The air in your lungs will look black.

The process is completely painless, and it takes just a few minutes. After completion of the process, you may be asked to leave the Radiology Department and wait outside.

Why Choose Motherhood Hospitals for General X-Rays?
The primary goal of Motherhood Hospitals is to provide a safe, effective, and comfortable imaging experience to their patients. Our department of radiology is specialized in imaging for children, infants, and pregnant women. Our state-of-art imaging techniques and latest technology offer the safest and the most radiation-free options in the region.



Dr. Dhanalakshmi R

MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics) , MRCPCH(UK), Fellowship in Neonatal Medicine(UK), PGPN(USA), IPPN, ACLP
Consultant - Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Bangalore, HRBR Layout

Dr. Kavya Krishna Kumar

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Alwarpet, Chennai

Dr. Sireesha Reddy

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Bangalore, Hebbal

Dr. Aarthi Bharat

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Banashankari, Bangalore