- An X -ray can be done for the chest, abdomen, pelvis, skull and extremity.
- It involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation to produce an image of the internal organs.
- Chest and bone x-rays are very common examinations.
Are there any side effects or risks involved in X-ray?
- During a routine single x-ray exposure, a patient is exposed to about 0.06-2mSv of radiation dose. To put this into perspective, we are all exposed to approximately 3mSv of radiation dose each year from sources like the ultraviolet rays of the sun and small traces of radioactive isotopes, such as uranium found in soil.
- Women should always inform their doctor or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.