Radiography is a non-invasive medical imaging that visualizes internal parts of the body by exposing it to a small dose of ionizing radiation. During a radiographic procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body and a portion of the x-rays is absorbed or scattered by the internal structure. Using the x-ray techniques, static image(s) are produced after the exposure. X-rays are a commonly used form of medical imaging. It is used to diagnose and treat patients based on the images captured of the internal structures of the body, looking at presence or absence of disease, foreign objects, and structural anomaly and damages.
Most x-rays do not require special preparation. However, you may be asked to remove some or all of your clothing and be asked to wear a gown. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, dental appliances, eye glasses, and any metal object that may interfere with the imaging.
** It is important to inform physicians and x-ray technicians if a woman believe she is or may be pregnant. Some medical imaging are not performed during pregnancy to reduce exposure of radiation to the fetus. If an x-ray is needed, precautions are taken to minimize the exposure to the baby. Please consult with your physician and/or radiologist for detailed instructions or any concerns regarding on how to prepare for your x-ray.