X-rays

X-rays consist of a medical imaging technique that uses radiation to detect different internal structures of the human body. According to the affinity of the different tissues to radiation. Health professionals from various specialties rely on this study to diagnose diseases.

Information you should know:

X-rays are ionizing radiation, for this reason, although their use in the medical field is essential and essential for the diagnosis of certain diseases, it is necessary to take precautionary measures to avoid unnecessary overexposure. In general, a conventional X-ray is not detrimental to the health of the average patient, however pregnant women should avoid this study whenever possible and not be exposed to radiation as it can cause injury to the fetus.

The requirements to be able to carry out this study are the following:

  • Talk to your doctor and the technician if there is any possibility that you are pregnant, since although the radiation doses are low, they could affect the fetus.

  • Please notify us if you have recently had a barium exam or had an injection of contrast material for a CT or radioisotope scan.

  • You may be asked to remove jewelry and metal objects that could interfere with the study.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing as you may be asked to wear a patient gown during the exam.

  • This study does not require anesthesia and is not invasive.