Prepare for Your X-ray
An X-ray machine produces a small, safe dose of radiation to construct pictures of the inside of the body.
Before the X-ray:
- Please let our technologist know if you are or may be pregnant
- You may be asked to change into a gown and remove your jewelry
During the X-ray:
- X-rays generally take only a few minutes for each view, and the length of the exam will depend on the number and type of X-rays requested
- The specially designed radiographic table comfortably accommodates all patients, including non-ambulatory, elderly, or larger patients
Following the X-ray examination, a radiologist analyzes the images and sends a report to your doctor, who will then discuss the results with you.
X-ray is only available at MDC Minneapolis and MDC Blaine.