X-ray Imaging in Dallas

X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. At SWDIC, we perform digital X-ray imaging, which is the “gold standard” of today’s medical imaging practices.

Radiography is the use of x-ray radiation to produce 2-dimensional images of internal body structures to help physicians diagnose and treat various medical conditions.

X-ray imaging is painless and has been in use since 1895. Medical uses of x-ray are many, ranging from imaging the skeletal system of bones, to imaging soft tissues such as lung diseases with chest x-rays, or intestinal or urinary system structures with contrast materials.

Types of X-rays

  • Chest X-Rays
  • Abdomen X-Rays
  • Bone X-Rays
  • Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray
  • Lung X-Ray

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Benefits of Digital X-ray

  • Digital X-ray is faster than analog X-ray.
  • Repeat exposures are reduced.
  • Image quality is enhanced.
  • The radiologist is given the ability to highlight or magnify areas of interest.
  • Digital X-ray assists your physician in electronically viewing images and reports, thus expediting your care.

Common Uses of X-ray

  • X-ray assists doctors in the identification and treatment of a broad range of conditions, including fractures, arthritis, joint injuries, etc.
  • Fluoroscopy, or real-time X-ray, allows the radiologist to view the body as it functions, making it possible to detect subtle abnormalities such as reflux or a hiatal hernia.

What To Expect During an X-ray

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Due to the high number of vastly different procedures performed at SWDIC, experiences will vary.

  • Each exam will be explained in full prior to the exam, and you will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Every effort will be made to make you as comfortable as possible.
  • After the exam, you will be asked to wait until your images are reviewed by the radiologist for quality control purposes.

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What You Will Experience During an X-ray?

If your exam requires you to lie on an X-ray table, it may feel cold, and you may experience some discomfort due to the hard surface. Depending on your exam, the technologist may be able to place a pad on the table for your comfort.

When X-raying an injury, the technologist may require you to hold an uncomfortable position for a few seconds. Any movement could result in the need for additional imaging.

SWDIC technologists are experienced in high-quality patient care. Communication with your technologist is vital in ensuring your comfort, as well as the attainment of quality diagnostic images.

Schedule Your X-ray at Southwest Diagnostic Imaging in Dallas

Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center is one of the largest freestanding radiology centers in Dallas. We provide clients with a range of radiology services, including MRI exams for cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke and musculoskeletal disorders.

X-ray Hours


Diagnostic (X-ray) / Fluoroscopy
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.