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The digital and portable X-ray system is one of the most remarkable technologies introduced in the medical imaging field. It has helped medical professionals diagnose and treat patients more precisely and accurately.
X-rays can detect a variety of problems, including:
An X-ray normally does not require any extra preparation. You can eat and drink normally before the procedure and continue taking your regular medications. If you have metal implants from previous procedures, always tell your doctor or radiologist. These implants can prevent X-rays from passing through your body and obtaining a clear image.
In some cases, you may need to take a contrast material or "contrast dye" before your X-ray. This is a substance that will help to improve the image quality. It may contain iodine or barium compounds in it. If you're having an X-ray that involves a contrast agent, you may need to stop taking certain medications and refrain from eating and drinking for a few hours.
>If you're pregnant, you should inform the doctor before any X-rays. X-rays aren't generally recommended if you're pregnant unless it's an emergency. Wear loose, comfortable clothing because you may be able to keep them on during the X-ray. Avoid wearing metal-containing jewelry or clothing (such as zips), as these will need to be removed.
During an X-ray, you'll most likely be asked to lie down on a table or stand against a flat surface so that the part of your body being examined may be appropriately positioned.
The X-ray machine, which looks like a tube with a big light bulb, will be carefully targeted at the part of the body the radiographer will examine. The X-ray will only last a few seconds. You won't feel anything during the procedure. You must remain completely still while the X-ray is being taken in order for the image to be clear. Multiple X-rays from various angles may be obtained to obtain as much information as possible. It usually just takes a few minutes to complete the procedure.
Your child’s X-ray:Restraints or other techniques may be employed to keep a young child still or calm during an X-ray procedure. These will not harm your child and help you avoid repeating the procedure if your child moves during the X-ray exposure. You may be allowed to stay with your child during the test. If you stay in the room during the X-ray, you'll almost certainly be required to wear a lead apron to protect yourself from unnecessary radiation.