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What is X-Ray?

X-ray is a form of medical imaging that gives doctors and radiologists a peak at what's going on inside our bodies-without actually going in there. X-rays help diagnose broken bones, tumors, diseases like pneumonia, and more. Taken by trained x-ray technicians in hospitals and doctor's offices, x-rays are used by physician assistants, radiologists, and doctors to evaluate the health of the patient.

X-Ray Technician Articles:

By Lisa Tortorello, Aug 04 '11

Employment opportunities for x-ray technicians are projected to increase from 2008 to 2018. The various specialties in the field of x-ray technology are growing at different rates.... ›› More

By Lisa Tortorello, Jul 29 '11

What is the process for an x-ray tech pursuing certification and/or registration? And what does it mean to potential employers and patients?... ›› More

By Lisa Tortorello, Jun 17 '11

Beginning January 1, 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may not accept certification applications from x-ray technicians who do not hold an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree. Although certification is voluntary, many employers favor the credential, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.... ›› More