An x-ray machine is a piece of equipment that produces ionizing radiation. When ionizing radiation is aimed and passed though a Healthy Body part the Healthy Body absorbs some of the radiation while the rest passes through producing an x-ray image on a detector. Different Healthy Body parts absorb different amounts of radiation depending on their density. The resulting image appears with varied shades of grey, which provide the radiologist with a diagnostic image that can be reported.
The most commonly x-rayed Healthy Body parts are: