X-ray is electromagnetic waves, a kind of radiation that can be used to take pictures of the inside of a person’s body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black.
The most familiar use of x-rays are checking for broken bones, spot pneumonia in the chest. When you have an x-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is minimal. For example, a chest x-ray gives out a radiation dose similar to the amount of radiation you’re naturally exposed to from the everyday environment over 10 days.
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Please inform your technologists if there is any chance you may be pregnant. In some cases of pregnancy, an alternative to x-ray may be recommended.
What to Expect
Depending on the X-Ray exams requested, you may be asked to stand, sit, or lie down on an x-ray table. For many x-ray tests, you may be asked to wear an exam gown as well as a protective apron to minimize exposure to radiation. Bolsters or straps may be used to help you maintain the correct position for the x-ray. In all types of x-ray exams, you will be asked to hold very still in order to get the clearest image possible. The image-taking process is very quick; only a few seconds for each image. The duration of your visit will depend on the number of x-ray images taken.