X-RAY

X-Ray

What Is It?

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X-Rays (short for radiography) are a type of radiation that uses electromagnetic waves to generate images of the inside of your body. The amount of radiation used is nominal and considered safe when used appropriately. X-rays are often used to evaluate internal structures such as the spine, skull, hips, chest, pelvis, abdomen, and extremities for fractures, dislocations, or other abnormalities. X-rays are the most common type of medical imaging utilized. In some cases, a contrast material or barium is used to increase visibility of internal structures.

Examples of procedures include:

  • Abdominal X-ray
  • Bone X-ray
  • Chest X-ray
  • Joint X-ray
  • Barium X-ray
x-ray of shoulder

Before your exam

You may be asked to remove any jewelry or clothing that interferes with the area being imaged. We will provide gowns as needed. Please inform your technologists prior to the x-ray if you are pregnant or if you may be pregnant. 

Time required

for your exam

X-ray exams typically take between 1 and 10 minutes to complete. Be prepared to sit, stand, or lie down for the exam depending on the area being x-rayed.

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10123 SE Market Street
Portland, Oregon 97216
503.251.6137

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640 Ulukahiki Street
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
808.263.5166

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831 NW Council Drive
Gresham, Oregon 7030
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