X-rays are used to diagnose a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including broken bones, cancer, blocked arteries, and other abnormalities. Safe, low doses of x-rays pass through the body and produce a black and white image on a computer screen. Advanced is pleased to offer digital x-rays, which are the latest method of taking x-rays using digital images rather than using films.
• Please bring your referral, ID and insurance cards.
• x-rays require no special preparation.
• Please let us know if you may be pregnant
• A technologist will take you to the exam room, ask you some medical questions, and explain what you can expect during your test.
• Depending on what part of your body is being examined, you may need to remove some of your clothing and put on a gown.
• You will need to remove any metal (including necklaces and body piercings) or plastic from the part of your body being examined.
During your x-ray
• The technologist will position you sitting, standing, or lying on the exam table and the x-ray will be conducted.
• If you are having a fluoroscopic exam, you will receive special instructions about preparing for the exam and receiving contrast material before your exam.
After your x-ray
• You can leave immediately after your x-ray.
• If you had a fluoroscopic exam, drink plenty of fluids, especially water, for the next 24 hours to help flush the contrast material from your body.
• The radiologist will review your x-rays and send the written report to your physician.
• Urgent findings will be called or faxed to your physician.