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Diagnostic X-ray

An x-ray creates images of your bones and internal organs. X-rays are most often used to detect bone or joint problems, or to check the heart and lungs. It also is 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:

30 minutes

Preparation prior to procedure:

Before your procedure, you may be asked to change into a gown and remove any metal you maybe wearing.

If you think you may be pregnant, please inform your physician or the technologist before your exam.

If you have a known contrast allergy, please contact your physician or the imaging location where you are having your exam as soon as possible.

Post-exam instructions:

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 24 hours.

Institute for Orthopaedic Imaging (IOI)

X-ray exams include a wide range of diagnostic procedures used to evaluate internal structures of the body. X-ray technology today is more commonly referred to as general radiography. Among many uses, general radiography exams are frequently used to evaluate bone structure, broken bones, and skeletal bone health.

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