FAQs about Digital X-ray (Computed Radiography)
How is the procedure performed?
You may be asked to lie down on a table, sit in a chair or stand. A technologist will help you by positioning you properly. The X-ray will take only a fraction of a second and is completely painless and invisible to your eye.
Is the procedure safe?
Radiation is used to make an X-ray picture. We use the minimum amount of radiation needed to make your X-ray picture. We believe that in almost all cases, the medical benefits of an X-ray far outweigh the very small radiation risk. We monitor all requests for X-ray to be sure all our patients get the most accurate diagnosis with the least possible radiation exposure.
What preparation is needed?
No preparation is needed.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You may be asked to change into a patient gown or scrubs.
How long will the procedure take?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your exam time to verify registration information and prepare for the procedure. Allow 15 minutes for the exam, even though an X-ray exposure typically takes less than one second.
What can i expect after the procedure?
There are no known immediate after effects of having a medical X-ray.
When will my doctor get the results?
One of our radiologists will study the images and send a written report to your physician within one or two business days. Quicker results will occur if your doctor makes your request urgent.
What if i think I may be pregnant?
Please let us know if you could be pregnant before X-ray is performed. Pregnancy may prevent you from having an X-ray.
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