They are also used to check the healing progress of bone fractures. X-rays use small amounts of radiation through the area of interest. The amount of radiation is minimal and very safe.
Length of procedure:
Preparation prior to procedure:
Before your procedure, you may be asked to change into a gown and remove any metal you may be wearing.
Pregnancy: If you think you may be pregnant, please inform your physician or the technologist before your exam.
You can resume normal activities right away.
Results turn-around time:
A radiologist will interpret your exam and a transcribed report will be available to the ordering physician within 48 hours.