X-Ray is the original form of radiology that is still a commonly used method. It is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view broken bones, joint or spine injuries and to evaluate the chest or abdomen.
On the day of the exam, please wear loose, comfortable clothing, avoiding garments that have zippers, belts, or buttons made of metal. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. You will be asked to remove keys and jewelry in the area being scanned. Women should always inform their physicians and the technologist if there is any possibility of pregnancy.
You will be comfortably positioned by a technologist either in a standing or lying down position. The technologist may place you in different positions in order to obtain the most accurate pictures. After the necessary images are obtained, the examination is complete. The exam is typically completed in about 15 minutes or less.
On the day of your exam, please wear loose comfortable clothing, avoid garments that have zippers, belts or buttons made of metal. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. You will be asked to remove keys or jewelry in the area being scanned.