An x-ray is a non-invasive, painless, medical imaging test that is used to diagnose and monitor a variety of bone, chest, abdominal and soft tissue disorders. X-rays use a small dose of ionizing radiation, which is used to produce two-dimensional pictures of body structures.
At our Red Deer facility, the x-ray department operates in a walk-in format and is open Monday – Friday from 7:15 am to 6:00 pm.
No appointments are necessary.
Q: What if I think I could be pregnant?
A: It is imperative that you alert your doctor or technician if there is a possibility of pregnancy.
What to expect
No appointment necessary.
Procedures typically take 10-15 minutes however wait times are dependant on the number of patients in the queue.
You must remove all jewellery and objects containing metal. You may be asked to change into a gown.
If you are female and between the ages of 9 and 55, you will be asked about your menstrual status and whether there is a chance of pregnancy. You may be asked to sign a pregnancy waiver.
Your technologist will position you according to what area is being imaged and take the x-ray. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds.
Your results will be sent to your physician within 24 hours.