An x-ray is a medical test that physicians use to diagnose and treat their patient’s medical conditions.
An x-ray is a painless and quick test for the patient to endure. It involves exposing the part of the body that is being examined to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body.
X-ray is also used to diagnose various conditions of the lungs including pneumonia, tumors, and changes in heart failure. It also is used to diagnose fractures and other abnormalities of bones, joint conditions, and causes of abdominal pain.
X-Rays Performed at Our Facilities:
- Chest, PA & Lat
- Chest – 1 View
- Ribs with Chest (R & L)
- Complete Abdomen
- KUB (Kidneys, Ureter, Bladder)
- Acute Abdomen with Chest X-Ray
- Sinus, 3 Views
- Hip/Pelvis (R & L)
- Upper Extremity (Arm)
- Lower Extremity (Leg)
What to Expect
How Does X-Ray Work?
X-rays are a type of radiation just like radio waves and light. The X-ray machine is positioned toward the part of the body being imaged. It then produces a small amount of radiation that passes through the body and captures an image on film or a special image recording plate.
How to Prepare
- Typically, no special preparation is needed for an x-ray
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and remove all jewelry before the exam. You may be asked to wear a gown for the x-ray.
- Please bring your insurance cards, photo ID and your doctor’s order.
- If you are a new patient, please bring any previous images or reports that may be pertinent to your exam.
- Women should notify us if there is a possibility of pregnancy