The X-ray unit at Yashoda Hospital constitutes a team of experts who are committed and dedicated to provide high-quality diagnostic images to patients and referring physicians. Our X-ray unit has also always generated precise results with great accuracy. Backed with latest-generation, skilled technician, radiologists, and highly qualified doctors, and supporting staff, our diagnostic center have always delivered impeccable results.
What is an X-Ray?
An X-Ray is a common imaging test that helps your doctor gets detailed images of the inside of your body without making an incision. The images help the doctor in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating various medical conditions.
The doctors use different type of X-rays for different purposes. There are some risks involved while using an X-ray, but for many people the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Why is an X-ray performed?
Your doctor may ask you to go for an X-ray to:
- analyse an area where you are experiencing pain or discomfort
- examine the growth of a diagnosed disease, such as osteoporosis
- evaluate how well a prescribed treatment is working
Medical Conditions for which you may need an X-ray include:
- bone cancer
- breast tumors
- enlarged heart
- blocked blood vessels
- conditions affecting your lungs
- digestive problems
- tooth decay
- needing to retrieve swallowed items
What To Expect in an X-Ray?
X-ray is usually a standard procedure, where you don’t require steps to prepare for them.
Before the Procedure
- Depending on the area that your doctor is examining, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing that helps you to move around. You may even be asked to wear a hospital gown. You will have to leave any metal objects at home.
- You should tell the technologists or radiologists of any surgeries that you may have through or any implants from prior surgeries. These implants hinder the images by blocking the X-rays.
- In some cases, special dye called a contrast material will be used for X-ray. This substance helps in improving the quality of the images.
- Depending on the reason for you to undergo an X-ray, the contrast dye may be given in various ways, including:
- via a liquid that you swallow
- injected into your body
- given to you through an enema before your test
During the Procedure
- X-ray technician or radiologist will tell you ways on how to position your body to create good images. During the test, you may be asked to lie, sit or stand in different positions.
- Always, stay still while the images are being taken.
- If your radiologist is satisfied, then the images will be gathered.
After the Procedure
- After the examination, you will be asked to wait until the technologists check the images for some more images.
- Your doctor will evaluate your X-rays and the report from the radiologist to strategize on how to proceed.
- Depending on your results, the doctor may order some additional tests to develop an accurate diagnosis.
Are there any risks involved with it?
- You will be exposed to low radiation, and thus there are very low risks.
- Tell your medicine personnel of any allergies beforehand to avoid any complications.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, always tell your doctor and radiology technologist beforehand.
Also, the contrast material may cause certain side effects such as:
- A metallic taste in your mouth