What is an X-Ray?
X-Ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures. X-Rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Often times, they are used to help diagnosed fractured bones, look for injury or infection and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some X-Ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.
How should I prepare for my X-Ray?
Most X-Rays do not require special preparation.
Please allow 30 minutes for your exam.
What should I expect during my X-Ray?
Prior to your X-Ray, you will need to remove any metallic or dense items from the area being examined, as these objects will block X-Rays and obscure desired details. Depending on the exam, you may need to put on a hospital gown. You may be given lead shielding to limit exposure to areas not directly x-rayed.