What is an X-ray?

The X-rays that are used to perform an X-ray go through the tissues differently depending on their density, with bone being harder than fat, for example.

What is the purpose of an X-ray?

This technique enables us to acquire a global image of the radiographed area.


This is a painless examination that will last from five to fifteen minutes.

How to prepare for it?

You will be asked to undress the part of the body that is going to be x-rayed and remove any metallic object, such as jewel, hair clip, bra etc.


The patient is placed standing, sitting or lying on an examination table in varying positions depending on the body part involved. The technologist is behind a glass to carry out the necessary adjustments for the x-ray. The technologist may ask the patient to stop breathing for a few seconds.

What happens after the procedure?

The patient gets dressed. The examination will be protocolized by the radiologist and transmitted to the physician who ordered the X-ray.


It is essential to notify any pregnancy or risk of pregnancy. It is an absolute contraindication for the well-being of the fetus, especially within the first three months.

The return home

There are no special precautions to follow when returning home after a conventional radiology.


Secretariat for radiology, ultrasound and scanner consultations

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