Your physician has requested a General Examination to assist in evaluating your health status. This examination is done in the Radiology Department and involves the use of x-rays to examine views of any part of the body. The usual general examinations often take just a few minutes.
- Most X-rays are quick and usually involve little preparation.
- During your visit, you may be asked to change into a gown, depending on the body part being X-rayed.
- Certain X-ray exams require the use of contrast agents, which can be swallowed, injected or administered via enema.
- During your X-ray exams, you may be asked to hold your breath and remain very still while a quick exposure is made.
- Most X-ray exams last between 10 and 30 minutes
- Pregnancy tests are required for females ages 11 through 55. Please be prepared to provide a urine sample upon your arrival at the testing facility. Your physician’s office should order this test prior to you presenting for your test.
As with all radiological procedures, please inform the technologist PRIOR TO EXAM if there is any chance you may be pregnant.