Understanding x-rays

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.

Walk-in Services

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.

Downoad Prep Sheet

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about X-Rays, please contact Tricia Adams, X-Ray Manager at CAMIS.