What is X-rays?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Chest X-ray Pelvis X-ray Spine X-ray Show all

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See also: Sitz marker test

X-rays are primarily used for diagnostic purposes to create an image of a specific area of the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 45 13
Pain 20 13
General health 8 0
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 7 0
Increase effect of another treatment 5 0
Back pain 3 0

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with X-rays

Side effect Patients
Pain 1
Weakness in left leg 1
Weakness in right leg 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having X-rays

Dosage Patients
as needed 7
one time 2
yearly 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 15
Not specified 10
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2 patient evaluations for X-rays

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sun63shine
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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I have:
HIV

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Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jan 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Get as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Get when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

May 12, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: do as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

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