At Intermountain Healthcare, we know that Comfort Matters even when you may not be visiting one of our facilities under the best of circumstances. The Intermountain Imaging Services team will do everything we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your X-ray test. If you're cold during the test, we'll get you a warm blanket. If you don't understand an instruction, we'll stop and gently explain it to you. From the time you schedule your imaging test to the time you receive your results, we want your experience with Intermountain Imaging Services to be as comfortable as possible.
How long will it take?
X-rays are quick, painless exams that typically take 5-30 minutes to complete.
What happens during the test?
Depending on the area of your body to be X-rayed, you may need to change into a gown upon arrival. You will need to take off jewelry that might be in the way of the X-ray picture. You will not feel pain during an X-ray. The X-ray plate may feel hard, and the room may be cool, but we will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable.
What happens after the test?
A radiologist, a doctor with special training in reading the results of X-rays and other imaging tests, will analyze the images and send a report to your doctor. Your doctor will tell you the results, usually in a follow-up appointment. The information gained during the X-ray will help your doctor diagnose your condition and choose the best treatment.