What is an X-Ray exam?

Also known as: Xray, radiology, digital X-ray

  • An X-ray is a large camera that helps doctors understand more about what is happening on the inside of the body by taking pictures of the bones and organs. The camera never touches your child, it only takes pictures.
  • X-rays are painless and use a small, safe dose of radiation to help form pictures. 
  • Women who are pregnant are not permitted to be in the room during the x-ray. Please bring another adult who can stay with your child during the scan. Any other children present will need to be supervised in the radiology waiting room.
  • To get the best results, it is important for your child to hold as still as possible during the X-ray.
  • Caregivers play an important part in helping the child remain still and calm.  Below is a list of ways to prepare yourself for the X-ray and how to help your child.
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Reviewed by: Melquiades Alvarez, M.D.

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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