*If you are pregnant or suspect you may be, further consultation is required by your physician, or the technologist before proceeding with all imaging examinations.*
What is an x-ray?
An x-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside the body, particularly bones. Xray beams pass through the body, and are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material that they pass through. Structures that are dense (bone) will block most of the xray particles and show up white or light grey. Structures that contain air will be black, and muscles, fat, and fluid will appear as shades of gray.
What to expect: X-ray images take seconds to perform and produce no sensation.
No preparation is necessary