The radiography is an examination that uses x-rays which are electromagnetic waves that can go through any anatomic structure and produce images of the inside of the body.
The x-rays are absorbed by the part of the body that needs to be studied and generate an image on the chassis.
At IDACA we offer Digital Radiology with lower radiation doses, more efficiency and flexibility.
WHAT WILL THE PATIENT FEEL DURING AN X-RAY TEST?
During an x-ray test, the patient will be standing or lied down depending on the part of the body needing the radiation. Our staff will tell you to hold the breathing for a few seconds while the image is being captured.
DOES THE PATIENT NEED ANY PREPARATION?
Generally, the simple examinations such as the radiographs of thorax, bone structures and limbs do not require preparation.
On the day of the test, it is important that all the patients bring the medical order, the previous studies (if they have) and comfortable clothes with no metal pieces such as sport pants. It is forbidden to bring any kind of item of clothing such as bracelets, watches, earrings, jewels and piercings.
All these suggestions will make the examination easier and reduce the wait time.
IS THERE ANY RISK?
The radiograph is a safe examination performed in short time that generates small radiation doses which are not harmful. Its only counter-indication is for women who are pregnant or suspect it.
It is mandatory to bring the medical order on the day of the examination.
The simple x-rays are performed by order of arrival from Mondays to Fridays. From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
All of the radiology equipment at IDACA is digital which means lower radiation doses, more efficiency and flexibility. We have the Radiological Identification System and the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems which allow us to visualize, store and transfer all of the images.
All these systems and technologies let us perform a diversity of examinations in less time, offer more comfort to the patients as well as a digital high image quality. We reach the excellence in image quality which is the main purpose in the technological advance.