The procedure may take about fifteen to twenty minutes. However, the exposure to x-ray radiation is only less than a second. While the X-ray is being done, the parent and the child will be covered to shield from any radiation.
A neck X-ray may be conducted in a sitting, standing, or lying position. This will depend on the condition of the patient and the reason for the
Expect the technician to change the positions of the patient to accommodate precise
The patient will be asked to hold their breath and remain still for a few seconds while the X-ray is being taken. Keeping the neck still is vital to prevent any blurring in the image or the procedure might have to be redone. The entire procedure is painless and although the positions might be awkward or uncomfortable, it lasts for only a few seconds.
If the patient is injured or in pain and can't hold the position, the technician will help find another position that makes them feel more comfortable.