X-ray imaging is a type of diagnostic tool that is used to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions mainly related to bones and joints. X-rays are sometimes utilized to show other body tissues such as internal organs; however, they show up closer to shades of grey rather than white like bones. Doctors will use X-ray images if a fracture or joint-related disorder is suspected. For instance, a fracture of the arm due to a fall may be suspected but will require to see how severe the fracture is to decide what type of treatment is appropriate. X-ray images can also reveal problems at the joints in the body such as dislocations, arthritis or degenerative changes.