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What is X-ray?

An X-ray is an image (picture) acquired using small amounts of radiation sent through the body to create a picture.  Our facility is digital, which means that your images display on a computer monitor instead of the standard film of years past.

What does an X-ray show?

X-rays are most often used as a diagnostic tool to detect problems with bones, joints, heart, lungs, abdomen, and more.   If an X-ray has been ordered, your doctor has decided that its value outweighs any risk.

How long does an X-ray take?

Most exams take less than 10 minutes.   If your physician has ordered a larger number of x-rays, your exam may take a little longer to complete.

Are there any restrictions to prevent me from having an X-ray?

If you are or may be pregnant, the procedure may not be performed.  Please consult with your physician before having any x-rays performed.

Is there any preparation before the study?

There is minimal preparation before having your x-ray.

  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing with no metal.
  • Remove any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the study.

What can I expect?

You will be asked to sit, stand, or lie on the table depending on the part of your body being imaged.   Depending on your procedure, a lead apron may be draped over part of your body to shield you from the X-rays.  Each X-ray exam may require two or more views.  You may be asked to change your position before each view.  For best results you should follow instructions.

Why Chesterfield Imaging?

Our X-ray unit is certified by the state of Virginia.  At Chesterfield Imaging, we are passionate about the health of every patient.   We offer the following to make your imaging experience convenient and comfortable:

  • Walk in Availability, no appointment necessary
  • Comfortable surroundings
  • Highly trained, caring staff
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