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.
- Q Could I be allergic to X-ray dye?
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- Q Why would a radiologist need multiple x-rays?
- Q What is an abdominal x-ray?
- Q How does an X-ray machine work?
- Q How do X-rays affect the body during interventional radiology procedures?