Maxa Internal Medicine

3505 Duluth Park Lane
Building 4, Suite 400
Duluth, Georgia 30096

Telephone: 678-597-3180
Fax: 678-597-3181

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Radiology

X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less, and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black.

The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for broken bones, but x-rays are also used in other ways. For example, chest x-rays can spot pneumonia. Mammograms use x-rays to look for breast cancer.

When you have an x-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is small. For example, a chest x-ray gives out a radiation dose similar to the amount of radiation you're naturally exposed to from the environment over 10 days.

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Convenient Duluth Office

Our office is located in Duluth, Georgia at the corner of Duluth Park Lane and Postal Drive directly across the street from the Duluth branch of the Gwinnett Public Library and located behind the Duluth Post Office.