X-ray examinations are used to provide important information about your health and body, and help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis. Like light or radio waves, x-rays are a form of electromagnetic energy. Unlike light, however, x-rays can travel through your body. In medical tests, x-rays are passed through your body and make an image on a computer monitor or film. X-rays are produced for a moment when a switch is turned on. Like visible light, the radiation does not remain when the switch is turned off.
Like other medical procedures, x-rays are safe when used properly. X-ray examinations are performed by a technologist, a radiologist (a doctor specialized in the reading of x-rays) or both. Radiologists and x-ray technologists are trained to use the minimum amount of radiation needed to get the required results. The amount of radiation you will be exposed to in an x-ray examination is very small.
The images produced are interpreted by a radiologist. He or she will report your results to your doctor. Your doctor will then provide you with this information.
Tests and Procedures
Your doctor may give you information and preparation instructions for you to follow.
Location, Hours and Contact Information
Main Hospital, 2nd Floor, A Block South
Report to X-Ray reception desk. For easier access, use the Hospital’s South Entrance.
Appointments available Monday to Friday from 7:35 AM to 4:00 PM
Telephone: 204-237-2526 | Fax: 204-237-7439