On a single x-ray, the different parts of the body are superimposed on one another, by taking x-rays in different positions; we can better visualize your anatomy.
As technologists we are not qualified to interpret your exam. By checking the images we are making sure the quality is good enough for your doctor/surgeons to diagnose any problems
After the study is finished, it is electronically sent to our PACS system and immediately available for your doctor/surgeon to review. You will receive the results during your appointment.
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.
You will need to check with your insurance company for coverage. If you do not have insurance you may check with our billing department before your procedure if the cost is going to be an issue.
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