At our Bear River Valley Hospital, we use x-rays to detect certain injuries, infections, illnesses and/or digestive track problems. Doctors are able to use an x-ray image to distinguish metal, bone, soft tissue, fluid and air to aid in an accurate diagnosis. During the procedure, x-ray beams pass through the body to create images of inside the body.
Our patients find that most x-ray procedures are painless. In some cases a contrast medium may need to be used for more accurate images. This contrast medium may be injected intravenously or taken orally. This might cause slight discomfort for some patients. However, we strive to make each patient visit as pleasant and painless as possible.
Each x-ray session is different. In some cases many views will be needed to accurately portray what is happening inside the body. A staff member will explain how many images are needed per exam. Depending on the area of interest to be viewed, some patients may need to change into a hospital gown prior to the exam. Wearing light clothing free of all metallic materials can prevent the need to change clothing.
Each x-ray technologist in our facility is licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). They have been trained to use the least of amount of radiation necessary to obtain quality images. A technologist is available to discuss radiation exposure concerns before each exam as well as provide written information about the levels of radiation used in diagnostic imaging.
We understand that patients want fast results when getting an x-ray. After a patient has an x-ray done in our hospital, a board certified radiologist will view the images. Upon review, a report will be sent to the provider that ordered the exam. This process can take 24-48 hours to complete, however, in many cases results can be accessed by the patient’s doctor in less than 24 hours.
Call us today to schedule your appointment. 435-207-4545.