An X-Ray is a painless imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce 2-D images of the structures inside your body. X-Ray images help physicians view structures within the body such as bones, which show up as white, and fat and muscle, which show up as varying shades of gray. These X-Ray images help physicians diagnose certain diseases and show bone fractures.
General X-ray studies include images of the:
- Spine (Cervical/Lumbar/Thoracic)
- Upper Extremities (Shoulder, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, Hand, Fingers)
- Lower Extremities (Hip, Femur, Knee, Tibia/Fibula, Ankle, Foot, Toes)
Most general x-ray procedures require no special preparation. Once you arrive, you may be asked to change into a gown before your examination. You will also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could show up on the images and overlap important findings.
Women should always inform their doctor or X-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
Where is the X-ray department located?
At Jackson Hospital in the Radiology Department.
Hospital (main operator): (850) 526-2200
Radiology Department: (850) 718-2580