X-rays are a type of radiation that creates pictures of the inside of your body. Because we have invested in Digital Imaging technology, the amount of radiation is as low as reasonably achievable.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, chest X-ray gives out a dose similar to the amount of radiation you’re naturally exposed to from the environment over 10 days.
What To Know Before Your X-Ray
- Dress comfortably.
- Avoid wearing clothing with metal in them, such as zippers, clips or snaps and leave your jewelry at home.
- The technologist will request you remove all items containing metal prior to your exam.