An X-ray uses a small amount of radiation to create images of your bones, joints, and internal organs.


X-rays are most often used to produce well-defined images that help your provider give you the best care possible.


No preparation is needed for a routine X-ray. You may be asked to remove your jewelry and other metallic objects prior to the exam. You should wear comfortable clothing.


X-ray services have many benefits that outweigh any small potential risk. Protocols are designed to use the lowest radiation dose possible to obtain the needed medical information. Also, newer, faster machines like the ones at The Elliot require less radiation than was previously used. Talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of your X-ray.