X-ray technology is the oldest
and most commonly used form of medical imaging. It uses ionizing
radiation to produce images of a person’s internal structure by sending
beams through the body, which are absorbed in different amounts
depending on the density of the material.
devices are used for mammography, interventional radiology, computed
radiography, digital radiography, and computed tomography (CT).
Radiation therapy utilizes x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams, or
protons to treat cancer.
The technology is typically used to evaluate:
- Blood vessels
- Breast (mammography)
- Broken bones
- Swallowed objects
is dedicated to the advancement of medical science, the improvement of
patient care, and, in particular, the contributions that high quality,
innovative medical imaging technologies make toward achieving these
Reviews and coordinates all
work of the Association in the development of technical Standards and
specifications concerning x-ray imaging, both within the Association and
in cooperation with other organizations
Promotes the value of x-ray imaging among all stakeholders
with regulatory and legislative decision makers in Washington, D.C.,
and in the states to effect positive change for the x-ray imaging
Engages the medical and patient communities to advance consensus positions for the x-ray imaging community?