X-ray is the name of the procedure as well as the name of the beams that are sent through the body. A portion of the x-rays are absorbed or scattered by the internal structures and the remaining x-ray pattern is transmitted to a detector as a recorded image that can be evaluated later. It is used to assess the presence or absence of disease, foreign objects, and structural damage or abnormality.
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What to expect during an X-ray
A Technologist may ask you to wear a gown, depending on what part of the body they intend to scan. You will be asked to remove any jewelry, belts, or other metallic objects that can interfere with the image quality.
You will then be positioned in the best position for your particular scan. This could be sitting, standing or lying down.
A typical X-ray takes under 10 minutes to complete.