What is X-Ray Scan?

X-ray, the most common diagnostic procedure, uses short wavelength radiation that can penetrate solid body masses, resulting in film images of bones, cartilage and other internal anatomical features.

X-rays are completely painless and, in fact, involve no direct patient-equipment contact.

 

How do I prepare for x-rays?

There is no need to change your normal routine prior to your exam. Depending on the parts of the body to be x-rayed, you may need to remove jewelry or any other metallic accessories that may be detected.

As always, let your technologist know if you are pregnant or have metal implants or similar devices. Their presence will not affect the X-Ray exam, but knowing about them will make it easier for your physician to read the x-rays.