What is an X-Ray?
An X-Ray is a quick, non-invasive relatively harmless way to produce images of your body quickly. It is generally the starting point for diagnosing health issues.
How Do I Prepare for an X-Ray Exam?
No preparation is required prior to an X-Ray Exam.
What Should I Expect During My
Depending on the part of your body being examined, you may be asked to undress, remove all jewellery and wear a hospital gown. During the basic procedure:
- The radiographer will instruct you in positioning for the x-ray. You may be asked to stand up, lie down or sit down.
- The radiographer will place you between the x-ray machine and the imaging device that captures the x-rays being transmitted through that part of your body.
- Two or three X-rays will be taken depending on the body part that is being viewed. You will be asked to remain as still as possible during the very short exposure time.
What Happens After the X-Ray?
After the X-ray is complete you are free to leave and resume your normal activities.