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Understanding X-RAYS

At Big Sky Imaging, our X-ray service across Montana offers a comprehensive diagnostic tool for various medical conditions. X-rays, also known as radiographs, utilize electromagnetic radiation to produce detailed images of internal structures, including bones, joints, and soft tissues.

During an X-ray procedure, you'll be positioned by our skilled technicians to capture precise images of the area of interest. Our state-of-the-art equipment ensures high-quality imaging with minimal radiation exposure. X-rays are commonly used to diagnose fractures, bone infections, arthritis, and other orthopedic conditions.

What does it diagnose?



X-rays are commonly used to diagnose broken bones by capturing images of the affected area, helping healthcare providers determine the severity and location of the fracture.


X-rays can reveal joint damage and changes associated with arthritis, aiding in the diagnosis and monitoring of conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Chest X-rays are instrumental in detecting lung infections like pneumonia by revealing areas of inflammation, consolidation, or fluid buildup in the lungs.

Bone Infections

X-rays help in diagnosing bone infections, such as osteomyelitis, by showing changes in bone density, soft tissue swelling, or bone destruction.

Chest Conditions

X-rays are commonly used to assess conditions affecting the chest, including lung diseases, heart abnormalities, pleural effusions, and pneumothorax.

Digestive Issues

X-rays of the abdomen can reveal gastrointestinal problems like bowel obstruction, perforation, or the presence of foreign objects, assisting in diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Bone Deformities

X-rays help in evaluating bone structure and detecting abnormalities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and other skeletal deformities.

Trauma Assessment

X-rays are essential in assessing traumatic injuries, such as those resulting from accidents or falls, by visualizing fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries.

  • Preparation and Consultation:

    Before the procedure, our team will provide thorough instructions and answer any questions you may have. You'll be asked to remove any metal objects and may need to wear a lead apron to shield certain areas from radiation.

  • During the Procedure:

    During the X-ray, you'll need to remain still to ensure clear images are obtained.

  • Post-Procedure and Follow-Up:

    After the X-ray, our radiologists will analyze the images to assess for any abnormalities or injuries. Results are typically available promptly, allowing for timely diagnosis and treatment planning.

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Why Big Sky Imaging?

Big Sky Imaging is dedicated to delivering high-quality X-Ray services across Montana. Our state-of-the-art technology, combined with our experienced and compassionate staff, ensures that you receive the best possible care. By providing accurate diagnoses and comprehensive support, we help you manage your heart health effectively.