Depending on the examination prescribed by your doctor, you have to get rid of your clothes. The examination can be performed in a standing position (in case of chest and lung examination), lying down (in case of hip and spine examination), and in a sitting position (e.g. wrist examination). Areas not examined during the scan are covered with a lead cloak for protection against radiation.
During the X-ray examination, for the duration of the exposure, the assistant instructs the patient through the treatment room window. X-ray examination or exposition (recording) is performed in a still position, in many cases you must hold your breath. Taking an X-ray is approx. half a minute.
The completed X-ray is evaluated by a radiologist, and a detailed radiologist’s opinion is usually prepared within 10 working days.