What is an x-ray?
An X-ray is a non-invasive exam that provides valuable information to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves using a small dose of radiation to produce images of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Your insurance card and a valid photo ID.
How should I prepare for my exam?
- There is no preparation required for an X-Ray
- You may be asked to undress and wear a gown during the exam
- You will be asked to remove jewelry and any objects that may interfere with the images
- Please inform the technologist if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
How long will my exam take?
Most x-ray exams take less than 15 minutes.
What happens during my exam?
Generally, two or three X-rays will be taken depending on the body part that is being viewed. You will be asked to remain as still as possible during the very short exposure time. If necessary, you will be instructed to hold your breath in order to prevent motion from blurring the images. When your x-rays are completed, you will be asked to wait while the technologist checks the quality of the images.
What happens after my exam?
Your images will be interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider who will then contact you to discuss the results.