Chest X-Ray

X-ray is the oldest and most common medical imaging tool–it’s also the fastest and easiest way to view fractured, misaligned and injured bones. X-ray images of the skull, spine, joints, and extremities can show even hairline fractures or chips. X-ray images can also be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases such as arthritis, as well as advanced bone cancers.

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Know what to expect from your visit

Before your exam

  • You may be asked to change into a gown to make imaging easier.
  • Remove all metal objects, such as jewelry and eyeglasses.
  • Inform your technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.