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.
Low dose radiation produces internal images.
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