X-Ray (Computed Radiology, CR)
CR sends small beams of energy (x-rays) through the body to create an image of injuries and various medical conditions. Dense objects, such as bones, block the x-rays and appear white in the final image.
How can I prepare for the exam?
The x-ray exam is quick and painless and usually requires no special preparation.
What should I expect during the exam?
You may be asked to lie down on a table, sit in a chair, or stand. A technologist will help position you properly. The exam will take around 15 minutes.
Is the x-ray exam safe?
Yes. We always use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to create a quality image. The benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the small risk. Please let the technologist know if you are pregnant.
We want to help guide you through every step of the process, so if you have any further questions or concerns about your exam, please feel free to contact us at (832)239-8538 or click here to learn more about your procedures.