Before your x-ray is taken, you may be asked to remove jewelry and put on a hospital gown.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant.
Description of Test
A lead shield may be placed on parts of your body not being x-rayed. This will help to reduce your exposure to radiation. You will be placed against a device that holds the x-ray film, or you may be asked to hold a cassette against your body.
The x-ray device will be placed over the part of your body being studied. You will be asked to remain as still as possible while the images are captured.
Once the x-ray is complete, you will be able to resume your daily activities.
How Long Will It Take?
A few minutes
Will It Hurt?
The x-ray will be sent to a radiologist. A report will be sent to you and/or your doctor.
Call Your Doctor
Call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a