Bone x-ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images of any part of the body. It is often used to diagnose fractured bones or also used to identify bacterial invasion in the chest. X-Rays involve exposing the required part of the body to ionizing radiation to produce images of your bones. It is a non- invasive test. X-Rays are extremely useful in identifying issues in the chest and are called chest- radiographs.
There is no special preparation for X-Rays. You will be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. You will have to remove all jewellery and metal accessories including glasses and implants. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or could possibly be pregnant as imaging procedures are not performed to prevent exposure of radiation to fetus. However, it is imperative to remember that no radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination.
Study of the images along with comparison to an unaffected image can indicate the presence of:
You will be asked to wear a gown and remove all metal accessories. The radiologist or technician will position you on the table and place the x-ray film holder on the part of the body being imaged. You will be required to stay very still during the procedure. You may be repositioned for another view. Two or three images are taking for accuracy. A typical examination takes 5 to 10 minutes.