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X-Ray

At Premier Radiology, we read and interpret X-Ray for all of our locations. We are also a part of the physician referral service at Borgess Health.

The sub-services that we offer include:

How should I prepare for an X-Ray?
You should wear easy-to-remove clothing as you will most likely have to undress partially and wear a gown. Leave your valuables at home. Most times, you will be asked to store your clothes and valuables in a hospital locker. Be sure to remove any jewelry, eye glasses, or metal objects that would distort the x-ray image. Empty your bladder before your x-ray unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Tell your x-ray technician if you experience dizziness or light-headedness while lying down or getting up. Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technician if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

What type of equipment is used for an X-Ray?
The equipment typically used for an x-ray consists of a wall-mounted, box-like apparatus containing the x-ray film or a special plate that records the image digitally and an x-ray producing tube that is usually positioned about six feet away. The equipment may also be arranged with the x-ray tube suspended over a table on which the patient lies. A drawer under the table holds the x-ray film or digital recording plate. A portable x-ray machine is a compact apparatus that can be taken to the patient in a hospital bed or the emergency room. The x-ray tube is connected to a flexible arm that is extended over the patient while an x-ray film holder or image recording plate is placed beneath the patient.

How will I get the test results for an X-Ray?
Our board-certified radiologists will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam, who will discuss the results with you.

For Physicians

Low dose radiation produces internal images.

X-Ray Study Forms:
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