A typical bone survey limited consists of around twenty plain X-rays (radiographs) of your entire body. Specifically, the examination includes radiographs of the skull, chest, abdomen, spine, arms,and legs.
The procedure will usually be performed with you standing up, seated or lying down in various positions against the image detector. These will allow the x-ray technician to be able to obtain a variety of images of your bones.
If you have an injury, had surgery and are in pain, you may be given foam pieces or a neck brace for support. If you cannot stand for an x-ray, it will be taken while sitting down.