Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays, also known as digital radiographs, are a type of medical imaging technique that uses digital sensors to capture and store X-ray images electronically. They are often used to help diagnose fractures in bones, infection, injury or locate a foreign object in soft tissue.

Digital X-rays work by producing a small amount of ionizing radiation to produce a picture of the inside of the body. Each part of the body absorbs the radiation differently allowing dense bone to appear in white, muscles and tissues appear in shades of grey, and air appears black.

X-Ray Technologist Conducting A Chest X-Ray For Male Patient
Knee Digital X-Ray Results On Monitor View From Control Room

Reasons For Digital X-Ray

X-rays can be used to image any part of the body and are used most often to look for bone fractures. They are commonly used to examine the chest, abdomen, and superficial soft tissues. X-rays can identify many different conditions, and they are often a fast and easy method for your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.

Our Digital X-Ray Locations

Larchmont Imaging offers digital X-ray services across 4 of our office locations. Each one of our office locations offers same-day and next-day appointment options with many offices offering weekend and evening hours to meet your busy schedule. Get the compassionate and comprehensive care you need fast.

Referring Doctor Discussing Chest X-Ray Results With Patient In Exam Room

Digital X-Ray Frequently Asked Questions

X-rays are fast and completely painless. Once you arrive at one of our offices, an X-ray technology will lead you to a private room. An X-ray machine will be adjusted and carefully lined up with the part of the body being studied. The X-ray machine will produce a small amount of radiation that passes through the body, which results in a digital image being produced.

Usually, a few X-rays will be taken depending on the part of the body being studied. This allows for different angels and views of the body to be captured. It is important to remain as still as possible during the X-ray to eliminate any motion blur. X-rays take around 10 – 20 minutes to complete. Afterward, you are allowed to return to your normal, daily routine.

Our team of highly-trained X-ray technologists will provide you with specific guidelines regarding your X-ray if any preparation is applicable. Generally, X-rays require no form of preparation. Follow these guidelines below:

  • If you have an appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid any articles of clothing or accessories that contain metal objects such as jewelry, belts, buttons, zippers, and so forth.

An X-ray is a painless and non-invasive medical imaging technique. It is important to remember that an X-ray produces a very small amount of radiation in order to highlight the part of the body being scanned.

While an appointment is preferred, our office locations offer walk-in X-rays. Please understand that as a courtesy to our patients who scheduled an appointment previously, they will be assisted first.

Please bring your prescription, insurance card, photo identification, and cost-share (estimated deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance).

X-rays are one of the fastest medical imaging techniques available. As soon as your study is complete, the results will be reviewed by a board-certified, subspecialized radiologist and sent to your doctor within hours.

Larchmont Imaging is in-network with 99% of health insurance providers. Please reach out to your health insurance provider to inquire about Larchmont’s in-network status. In some cases, insurance companies may attempt to tell you which imaging centers are preferred. As the patient, you have the right to choose if you would like your study performed at Larchmont Imaging.

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