X-ray diagnostics is still one of fundamental pillars of radiological diagnostics.
The most common examination in conventional X-ray is still the chest X-ray, i.e. the radiological examination of the organs of the chest.
The skeleton is also frequently examined; the gastrointestinal tract is examined much more seldom. A further important examination is that of the urinary tract system (kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder).
X-ray is a painless procedure. X-ray beams penetrate the body and are then measured by means of detectors. In all cases, these are static records showing a snapshot of the skeleton or internal organs.
If motion should be depicted, the fluoroscopy devices are applied. In this case, the doctor can follow the movement of the organs or the flow of a contrast agent, so to say, in real time.