Image Gently and Digital Radiography - Parent information

What is an x-ray?What is an x-ray?

X-rays are invisible bundles of energy that pass through the body to create a picture of your child's bones and organs. For some areas being x-rayed, lead shields may be used to protect other parts of your child's body.

What can I expect the x-ray examination to be like?

These examinations are usually not painful but do require your child to keep still for a moment. Parents may be invited into the room while the x-ray images are being taken to comfort and assist the child. If the child feels uncomfortable during the examination, let the technologist know. Patients do not feel the x-rays themselves.

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