Medical Imaging

X-ray > Radiation Safety

Pregnancy is the only contraindication to plain X-ray. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant, please inform the technologist. That way, an assessment can be made of your specific situation to determine any risk to an unborn child. If it is decided that the possibility of pregnancy is too high, you may be asked to come back at a later date for your X-ray examination.

Should I be concerned about the radiation that I am getting?

Although you are being exposed to ionizing radiation, your physician has weighed the benefits of the information obtained from your procedure, against the risk of ill-effects from the radiation you receive and knows that the benefits far outweigh the risks.

Your technologist has been well trained and is bound by standards of practice to keep your radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable. Technology has also allowed us to provide optimum results while minimizing your exposure.

Sometimes extra views of an area may be needed to better demonstrate anatomy or pathology. Your technologist will ensure that each view is diagnostic and that no view is wasted.