Image Gently and Digital Radiography - Parent information
What is an X-ray?
X-rays are invisible bundles of energy that pass through the body to create a picture of your child's bones and organs. For some areas being x-rayed, lead shields may be used to protect other parts of your child's body.
What can I expect the X-Ray Examination to be like?
These exams are usually not painful, but require your child to keep still for a moment. Parents may be invited into the room while the x-rays are being taken to comfort and assist the child. If the child feels uncomfortable during the exam, let the technologist know. Patients do
- Keep track of your child's radiology examinations by using "My child's imaging record" card. Two convenient sizes downloadable here: 2 x 3.5 Wallet or 8.5 x11