An x-ray is an image of a body part produced by passing a small amount of radiation through it and detecting the rays on the other side of the body part, then using computers to generate a digital picture. How many x-rays are needed depends on the specific body part being examined.
There is always a slight risk of damage to cells or tissue from being exposed to any radiation, including the low levels of radiation used for this test. But the risk of damage from the x-rays is usually very low compared with the potential benefits of the test. Our centers and radiologists pledge to the Image Wisely campaign, and constantly monitor dosages and protocols to minimize radiation exposure.
Your images will be examined by board-certified radiologists. A radiologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in using imaging to diagnose disease. A Revere Health radiologist will look at all of the images from your scan and provide your physician a detailed report of the findings, usually within hours of it being completed.