What is an X-Ray?
X-rays or Radiographs are the oldest and most commonly used type of medical imaging. An x-ray is a non-invasive method that produces images of the structures of the inside of your body.
An X-Ray can provide physicians with information on:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Other internal injuries
What to expect from an X-Ray
- An x-ray is a simple procedure, and will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on the areas of the body being x-rayed and the type of injuries being examined.
- A technologist will position your body in the appropriate angle and may ask you to hold your breath for a moment while the image is recorded. The technologist will reposition you for another view and the process is repeated.
Preparing for your X-Ray
- Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow for the registration process.
- No special preparation is needed.
Your x-ray results will be reported to your referring physician, usually within 1-2 business days. Your referring physician will contact you with your results.