Digital X-Ray is a non-invasive medical test that directly registers an image on a detector by exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation. It is mostly used to assess broken bones, dislocated joints, and lung or abdominal diseases and conditions.
What to expect during an X-Ray procedure.
There is no special preparation required prior to conducting an X-Ray procedure. You may be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects prior to the procedure. Though the risk of radiation exposure is low, all females of childbearing age are advised to disclose their last monthly period (LMP) to the Technologist to ascertain if they are pregnant.
An X-Ray procedure usually takes a few minutes. The Technologist will position you on the examination table and place a film holder under the table in the area of the body to be imaged. The Technologist will give you instructions while conducting the procedure. After completion of the procedure, the images are analyzed and a radiology Report will be generated.