X-ray is used to diagnose a wide range of conditions. Visit our Scan Glossary for details of conditions scans are used for.
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What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is similar to a photograph, but it uses radiation instead of light to take the picture.
How much risk is associated with having a routine x-ray exam?
The amount of radiation is extremely low and is comparable to the amount of radiation received during a round-trip flight from London to New York City.
How long does the X-ray exam or procedure take?
The amount of time depends on the imaging exam performed. Most general X-ray exams take no longer than 15 minutes.
Why do I need a physician’s order for an X-ray or other Imaging Service exam?
The law requires a written order for ALL imaging exams. Patients should be evaluated by their physician prior to any imaging examination so that the proper body part may be imaged appropriately.