Radiography (X-ray)

What is it?

X-Ray is an image that is obtained when small amounts of radiation are sent through the body. Radiation goes through the body and shows up on the image in different shades of white, gray and black This is the most common exam used in radiology. Generally it is the 1st step in testing for any issue.  

How do I prepare? 

There is no preparation needed for general x-ray. You may be asked to change into a gown or remove any metal as it will show up on the images. X-ray exams only take about 5-10 minutes and you will be done. 

When will I get my results? 

Your exam will be read within 24 hours and your provider will get the report. Please allow your provider time to review the results and they will call you or go over them at your return appointment.