Sometimes, blood work and a physical exam do not provide enough clues for a doctor to figure out what’s causing your symptoms. When a doctor needs more information to make an accurate diagnosis, they’ll use an image-producing diagnostic tool, such as an x-ray. Here are the different types of commonly ordered medical x-rays that are done at Nakuru Nursing Home.

1. Chest X-Ray
2. Abdominal X-Ray
3. Kidney, Ureter and Bladder X-Ray
4. Neck X-Ray
5. Hand X-Ray
6. Joint X-Ray
7. Skull X-Ray

If you experienced a head injury or show symptoms of a skull-related condition, your doctor might order a skull x-ray. A skull x-ray enables your doctor to check the many bones of your head structure, such as facial bones and cranial bones. They can look for conditions such as tumors, sinus or ear infections, fractures, bone loss or soft tissue movement within the skull.

During a skull x-ray, you may be asked to lie on a table or sit in a chair. The technologist will help you move your head in different positions to capture several x-ray images.

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