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General X-Ray

What is General X-ray?

An X-ray is an image (picture) of your bones and internal organs. X-rays are most often used to detect bone or joint problems, or to check the heart and lungs (chest X-ray). X-rays work by sending small amounts of radiation through the body. If an X-ray has been ordered, your doctor has decided that its value outweighs any risk.

What can I expect?

You will be asked to sit, stand, or lie on the table. This depends on the part of your body being imaged. A lead apron may be draped over part of your body to shield you from the X-rays. The technologist will leave the room while the X-ray is taken. He or she will talk to you from behind the wall. For an X-ray of your chest or abdomen, you will have to take a deep breath and hold it for a few seconds. Each X-ray may require two or more views. You may be required to change your position before each view. For best results you should follow instructions and remain still throughout the procedure.

How long does a General X-ray take?

The entire procedure should take only a few minutes.

Why Carolina Forest Imaging Center?

At Carolina Forest Imaging Center we are passionate about the health of every patient. We offer the following to make your imaging experience convenient and comfortable:

  • Easy scheduling, usually same day/next day appointments
  • Comfortable surroundings
  • Highly trained, caring staff