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X-Ray is a diagnostic tool that uses electromagnetic radiation to produce images of the inside of the body. At St. Mary Open MRI, we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide clear, high-quality X-Ray images to help diagnose a range of conditions. Our team of experienced technologists is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and efficient experience.
An X-Ray is a medical imaging test that uses a small amount of ionizing radiation to produce images of bones, organs, and other internal structures. The radiation passes through the body, and the X-Ray machine detects the radiation that is absorbed or scattered by different tissues.
X-Rays are suitable for people of all ages and are commonly used to diagnose a variety of conditions, including broken bones, lung problems, and digestive tract issues.
An X-Ray procedure usually involves lying down on a table or standing in front of the X-Ray machine. You will be asked to position your body in specific ways to get the images needed, and the technologist will take one or more images. The procedure is quick and painless, and you will be able to resume normal activities immediately after.
You do not need any special preparation for an X-Ray. You may be asked to remove some clothing and wear a gown during the procedure, depending on the area being imaged. You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or think you might be, as X-Rays may not be recommended during pregnancy.
X-Rays use a small amount of ionizing radiation, which has a low risk of causing harm. However, exposure to ionizing radiation, even in small amounts, can increase the risk of developing cancer over time. Pregnant women should avoid X-Rays or minimize their exposure as much as possible.
At St Mary Open MRI, we believe that high-quality medical diagnostics should be accessible and affordable for everyone.
Our self-pay fee for an X-Ray scan starts from $50 and may vary depending upon the scan type and intensity.
We accept most insurance plans to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. For patients with insurance, we will work directly with your provider to ensure that the cost of your X-Ray is covered
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X-Ray works by passing a small amount of ionizing radiation through the body, which is absorbed differently by different tissues. An X-Ray machine detects the radiation that comes out and creates an image of the inside of the body.
X-Ray radiation is generally considered safe in the low doses used for diagnostic imaging. However, excessive exposure to ionizing radiation can cause harm, so it's important to only get the amount of X-Ray that's necessary.
An X-Ray procedure usually takes only a few minutes.
During an X-Ray procedure, you may be asked to remove clothing and wear a gown, depending on the area of the body being imaged. You may also be asked to remove any metal objects that could interfere with the image.
You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking before an X-Ray procedure, especially if contrast material is being used. Your doctor or the X-Ray technician will give you specific instructions.