An x-ray (radiograph) is a painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
As with other medical procedures, x-rays are safe when used with care. Diagnostic x-ray equipment used in the office is designed to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results. The amount of radiation used in your examination is very small and the benefits greatly outweigh the risk of harm. Our x-ray facilities are inspected annually in accordance with 410 IAC 5 Rule for Radiation Control in Indiana and has found to be in compliance.
X-rays are produced only when a switch is momentarily turned on. As with visible light, no radiation remains after the switch is turned off. As with any aspect of medical care, knowing that a patient is or could be pregnant is important information and should be made known to the Doctor and Clinical Assistant prior to examination and treatment.