Simple Radiology

"The benefits that can be obtained with radiological techniques greatly exceed any potential risks derived from exposure to radiation".


X-rays show the anatomy of the human body in gray scales. These grays are darker in areas that do not absorb radiation well and lighter in dense areas (such as bones) that absorb radiation well.

The diagnostic capability of X-rays is often enhanced in certain cases by the use of contrast, a non-harmful substance that is introduced into the patient by mouth, intravenously (injection) or rectally (enema).

X-ray studies do not cause pain, are obtained very quickly and are often the complement to other radiological modalities.

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When are X-rays indicated?

The performance of X-rays is regulated so that the radiation is the minimum necessary. In addition, no direct relationship can be established between cancer and radiation.

Young children and fetuses are more sensitive to the risks of x-rays, so if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, you should tell your doctor.

It is essential not to wear jewelry and to remain still when taking an X-ray, as movement can cause blurred images. For this reason, it is sometimes necessary to hold your breath for one or two seconds.

Most frequent indications of this test:

  • Study digestive problems.
  • Study of respiratory problems.
  • Study of traumatological problems.
  • Study of urological problems.

Do you have any of these diseases?

You may need to have an X-ray

Where do we do it?


The Radiology Service
of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra

We have the most advanced technology to perform diagnostic radiological tests: PET-CT (the first equipment of these characteristics installed in Spain), 1.5 and 3 tesla magnetic resonances, latest generation digital mammography, etc.

We have an innovative system for archiving and communicating medical images, which facilitates their storage and handling for better diagnostic capacity.

Organized in specialized areas

  • Neck and chest area
  • Abdominal area
  • Musculoskeletal area
  • Neuroradiology Area
  • Breast Area
  • Interventional radiology Area
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Why at the Clinica?

  • We are the private center with the largest technological equipment in Spain.
  • Specialists with extensive experience, trained in centers of national and international reference.
  • We collaborate in a multidisciplinary way with the rest of the Clinic's departments.

Our team of professionals