Orthopaedic imaging continues to be the most used and fastest growing imaging service at Vernon Memorial. This is due largely to growing patient demand for Orthopaedic services. Approximately 300 Orthopaedic related x-rays are conducted each month along with another 500 general or emergency related x-ray exams. X-rays consist of electromagnetic waves of energy, which penetrate the body to varying extents depending upon the density of the structures being viewed. The result is black and white images of interior portions of the body.