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How long does an x-ray take?

Plain film radiography (x-ray) is safe, noninvasive, and quickly performed. The average exam takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes per part (e.g., cervical spine, knee, or chest x-ray). For most plain film exams, no special patient preparation is required.

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