Many patients will be familiar with this kind of examination as plain radiography, known as X-ray, has been the mainstay of medical imaging diagnosis for the past one hundred years.
What to Expect
The procedure is painless and quick, requiring only a few minutes for a complete examination.
No special preparation is required for plain radiography. Please notify our staff prior to the examination if you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.
X-ray examinations are safe: According to the 1996 American College of Radiology publication, "Radiation Risk: A Primer," radiation exposures from diagnostic examinations are low and have decreased significantly over the years. Most X-ray procedures have had reductions in radiation exposure by factors of two or more in the last twenty years. In fact, advances in technology have allowed improved mammographic images while lowering average doses by a factor of ten!