What To Expect During an X-Ray

There are many reasons why a health provider might recommend an X-ray, the technology is a safe and effective way to closely examine what's happening beneath the skin, which allows them to establish a diagnosis and offer you the right treatment. You can learn more about what you can expect during an x-ray by reaching out directly to our doctors at the Lawndale Medical Clinic in Houston, TX, and serving East End and Pasadena, TX.

What To Expect

Although X-rays are typically prescribed in order to treat issues related to your bones, the imaging test can also provide answers regarding certain injuries, disorders, and conditions.

The exact process may vary depending on the type of X-ray and what part of the body is being looked at. So you may be told to either stand, sit, or lie down as the test is performed.

There is no discomfort associated with X-rays, you'll simply wait for a moment, usually as little as a few seconds. You may be told to adjust your body or to hold your breath to get the best possible picture.

X-rays that require you to drink a special contrast solution will have added guidance prior to and after the test, but its effects are typically mild.

Otherwise, there is usually no need to prepare for an X-ray in any particular way. But your provider may suggest avoiding creams and lotions, removing metal objects, and changing into a gown or wearing comfortable clothing, depending on the type of X-ray.

X-Ray in Houston, TX, and serving East End and Pasadena, TX

If you require an X-ray and live in or near the areas of Houston, TX, and also East End and Pasadena, TX, you can schedule a visit with our doctors at Lawndale Medical Clinic, by dialing (713) 924-4907.