Xray at St Mary Open MRI


X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. Unlike light, however, x-rays have higher energy and can pass through most objects, including the body. Medical x-rays are used to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body.

We provide a 24-hour report turnaround and 2-hour STAT readings requested by your physician! As an ACR accredited facility, we meet the highest standards of professionalism and customer courtesy available. Our facility has spared no expense in accommodating patients with the best available in technology and the transparency required to ensure each patient observes the best the medical field has to offer.

What to Expect

Please inform the technician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding prior to exam. You will have to hold your breath for a few seconds during x-rays of the chest and abdomen, but this is not necessary for x-rays of the arms, legs and head. Although you may be required to stay in awkward positions for a short period of time, there is no discomfort from the x-ray exposure.

X-Ray Preparation and Procedures

X-ray is a quick and painless procedure that uses radiation. How much radiation depends on the density of the body part being imaged. Plain x-rays of the chest, abdomen, arms, legs and spine require no preparation and generally take only a few minutes to complete. However, street clothes and jewelry will have to be removed from the area of interest as they can interfere and cover the anatomy.

Here are the Scans We Offer:

  • 70051Chest X-Ray
  • 70051Pregnancy X-Ray
  • 70051Lumbar X-Ray
  • 70051Any Mental Implant or Tattoo