Diagnostic X-Ray

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Diagnostic x-ray is the most frequently used form of medical imaging. Diagnostic x-rays are used to assess bones and soft tissue. Wayne Radiologists uses Computed Radiography in which x-rays are viewed on a computer instead of traditional film.

What should I expect during an x-ray?

X-Ray exam can take anywhere from five to thirty minutes to complete depending on the number and type of exam ordered. You may be asked to change into a gown and remove any metal from the area being x-rayed.

Depending on the body part being x-rayed you may be positioned sitting, standing or lying down. You will be repositioned throughout the exam to obtain all the required views of the body part being x-rayed. The technologist will check the images before you leave to make sure no additional images are necessary.

What if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant you should discuss the risks of having an x-ray with your doctor prior to the exam.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are not necessary for diagnostic x-ray exams, however you will need a written order from your doctor.

How will I find out the results of my exam?

Technologists are not allowed to give exam results. In most cases you will not know the results of your exam before you leave our office. A written copy of the results will be sent to the doctor who ordered your exam within 24-48 hours.