X-rays belong to the category of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. Within a healthcare environment, a device emits individual particles of X-rays, known as photons. These photons traverse through the body, and the resulting images are captured using a computer or specialized film.
Procedure performed in centre. IVP, MCU, RGV, HSG
The test is performed in a radiology department by an x-ray technologist. The positioning of the patient, x-ray machine, and film depends on the type of study and area of interest. Multiple individual views may be requested.
Much like conventional photography, motion causes blurry images on radiographs, and thus, patients may be asked to hold their breath or not move during the brief exposure (about 1 second).
Prior to the examination, Inform the health care provider if you are pregnant, may be pregnant.
You will remove all jewelery and wear a hospital gown during the x-ray examination because metal and certain clothing can obscure the images and require repeat studies.
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