An X-ray is a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, which can be focused into a beam. When X-rays strike a piece of photographic film or computerized detector, an image is produced. Dense tissues in the body, such as bones, block (absorb) many of the X-rays and appear white on an X-ray picture. Less dense tissues, such as muscles and organs, appear in shades of gray, while X-rays that pass only through air, such as X-rays of the lungs or colon, appear black.
Prior to your visit:
To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit. If you have an exam appointment, our automated appointment confirmation system will call you to confirm your appointment. Regular X-rays do not need an appointment.
On the day of your visit:
- Please bring a photo ID, your insurance information, portion of payment and the order/prescription from your physician.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- You may eat, drink and take medications as usual unless you are advised differently. Some tests will require fasting; our staff will advise you if this is necessary.
Following your visit:
Our radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.