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Two Views of Xrays

The experience during an X-ray is presented in two views.

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What is the experience like during an x-ray?

When the xray technologist has everything ready, they will most likely leave the immediate room or go behind a protective panel to take the picture.  In a mobile situation, they may simply put on a lead vest themselves.  In any of these cases, the x-ray machine will produce a tiny burst of radiation, at the safest levels possible, that passes through your body and records an image on film or on a specialized plate. You can't feel the X-ray passing through you. The actual time of taking the image is very short - about the same time you might take a picture with a camera.

Much like conventional photography, motion causes blurry images on X-rays or radiographs, and so the biggest thing you can do is to stay still.  You may even be asked to hold your breath during the actual exposure, but most bone x-rays only last about one second. You may hear a slight click or noise from the machine but you should not be alarmed by the sound. At this point the actual imaging is done.

You may be repositioned for another view and the process is repeated. Two or three images, often from different angles, will typically be taken around a joint like a knee, elbow or wrist.

Click the links in the box below to see what the experience is like and what you shouild know before, during and after getting an xray.

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Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.

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Contact a quality xray facility directly and ask them any specific questions or concerns you might have before getting any test or exam.

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