What to Expect with an X-Ray

Get your X-rays done by Dr. Silvia Boccardo, Dr. Calixto Ruibal, Dr. Julio Scaglia, and Dr. Hugo Suarez of the Lawndale Medical Clinic in Houston, TX.

The Benefits of X-Rays

An accurate diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. Doctors need as much information as they can get so they can treat your health issue properly. In pursuit of that information, they will use various diagnostic tools, X-rays included.

X-rays can be used to detect all kinds of potential health issues.

If you have a fractured bone, the damage will be visible in the X-ray results. X-rays can also show signs of bone-related diseases such as arthritis, cancer, and osteoporosis.

Those tests can help doctors find signs of other troubling diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, or even heart-related concerns. Issues affecting your circulatory system can also be revealed with the help of an X-ray machine.

The usefulness of an X-ray machine as a diagnostic tool cannot be overstated. It would not be an exaggeration to say that its invention has helped save countless lives.

While radiation is generated during an X-ray examination, the odds of it adversely affecting you are small. The radiation produced during that kind of test is only really a threat to pregnant women and their babies. Even then, the chances of the X-ray causing any problems remain low.

Learn what the X-ray exam is saying about your current condition by working with Dr. Boccardo, Dr. Ruibal, Dr. Julio Scaglia, Dr. Suarez, and APN Amadi of the Lawndale Medical Clinic in Houston, TX.

What Can You Expect During Your X-Ray Exam?

Generally speaking, X-ray exams are pretty uneventful.

Prior to starting the test, the doctor may tell you to remove pieces of jewelry and certain articles of clothing so they don’t interfere with the X-ray. They may also ask you to wear a medical gown and a lead apron. The lead apron is supposed to minimize the potential effects of radiation on specific parts of your body.

The doctor may then ask you to stand up or lie down on a table based on what images they need. Once you are in position, the doctor will ask you to stay still until the test is done. You may also be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds so the doctor can get a clear image.

Typically, X-ray tests are done in about five minutes. If the doctor needs to check out a few things, the testing time may double.

Call (713) 924-4907 if you want your X-rays done by Dr. Boccardo, Dr. Ruibal, Dr. Julio Scaglia, and Dr. Suarez of the Lawndale Medical Clinic in Houston, TX.