Yes, movement will blur the image. Sometimes you will also be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while an image is being captured in the vicinity of your lung field. The radiographer will give you breathing instructions.
It is vital you tell your radiographer if you are or may be pregnant because some procedures can affect the unborn baby. Appropriate lead shields, which x-rays cannot travel through, will be used for your baby’s protection.
These risks are difficult to accurately measure; however, increased risk is small, and usually less than the risk from not identifying or treating a condition properly. Once, again all of our radiographers have been trained to use only enough radiation to provide quality pictures. The dose of ionizing radiation is therefore kept to a minimum.