X-ray exams use a low dose of radiation that passes through the body and creates an image, much like a photograph. Grace Cottage offers digital x-ray, which captures the image electronically. An x-ray is painless and non-invasive.
How to Prepare for Your Test
- Walk-in x-ray exams are available with your physician’s order.
- No special preparation is needed for an x-ray.
- Women should always inform their physician and technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. Another type of test may be recommended.
A radiologist will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care or referring physician, who will discuss the results with you.