are used to diagnose a wide range of illnesses and
injuries, including broken bones, cancer, blocked
arteries, and other abnormalities. Safe, low doses of
X-rays pass through the body and produce a black and
white image on a computer screen. Advanced is pleased to
offer digital X-rays, which are the latest method of
taking X-rays using digital images rather than using
Fluoroscopy uses a
continuous low-dose X-ray beam to produce images of
organs and bones in real time. During this procedure,
radiologists usually use contrast material (dye) to
highlight the area being examined. The contrast material
can be injected or taken orally or rectally.
(Read More about Fluoroscopy HERE)
• A technologist will take you to the exam room,
ask you some medical questions, and explain what you can
expect during your test.
• Depending on what part of your body is being
examined, you may need to remove some of your clothing
and put on a gown.
• You will need to remove any metal (including
necklaces and body piercings) or plastic from the part
of your body being examined.
During your X-Ray
• The technologist will position you sitting,
standing, or lying on the exam table and the X-ray will
• If you are having a fluoroscopic exam, you will
receive special instructions about preparing for the
exam and receiving contrast material before your exam.
After your X-Ray
• You can leave immediately after your X-ray.
• If you had a fluoroscopic exam, drink plenty of
fluids, especially water, for the next 24 hours to help
flush the contrast material from your body.
• The radiologist
will review your X-rays and send the results to your
physician. Urgent findings will be called or faxed in to
You do not need an appointment for X-rays.
Walk-ins are welcome.