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  During a radiographic procedure, an x-ray beam is passed through the body.  A portion of the x-ray is absorbed or scattered by the body’s internal structure and the remaining x-ray pattern is transmitted to a detector, so that an image may be recorded for later evaluation.  The recording of the pattern may occur on film or through electronic means (digital).  X-rays are used to diagnose or treat patients by displaying images of the internal structures of the body to assess the presence or absence of disease, foreign objects, and structural damage or anomaly.

How to Prepare

You may be required to change into a gown, remove all jewelry, glasses or other objects that may interfere with the images.

Patients must alert the technologist if there is a chance of pregnancy.

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