X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. A digital X-ray (digital radiology) is a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are used in place of traditional photographic film. Digital X-ray is used to diagnose conditions by taking pictures of the inside of the body.
X-rays are painless; however, some body positions needed may cause temporary discomfort. You will need to stay still when you are having an X-ray. Motion can cause blurry images so you may be asked to hold your breath or not move for a second or two while the images are being taken.
On the day of your digital X-ray:
- Bring your insurance card(s) with you to your appointment.
- If an X-ray has previously been taken, please try to bring the films/disc with you to your appointment.
- Please notify the nurse if you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or if you have an IUD inserted.
- You will be asked to remove all jewelry as metal can cause unclear images. You may also be asked to wear a gown.
If you have any questions regarding our digital X-ray service, please call (307) 265-7205 or click on the Appointment Request button.