Vancouver Radiologists, P.C., offers a complete range of diagnostic and general radiography (x-ray) services for our patients. Providing patients with access to the most advanced technology for accurate diagnosis is a priority of our practice. With our state of the art equipment, you’ll also have the confidence of trained personnel. Among our radiologists, you will find fellowship trained and board certified physicians and all our technologists are certified by the American Registered Radiological Technologists (ARRT).
X-ray exams require an order from your physician. A co-pay and/or deductible may apply. Please check with your health insurance provider regarding your specific plan benefits.
What is X-ray?
Radiography (commonly known as X-ray) is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Bone fractures or joint problems are the most common use of x-ray, but it can also be used to check the heart, lungs and other various organs.
Generally, two or more images may be taken. Images are created by passing a small amount of radiation through the body. This energy is captured on a special digital image receptor (or plate) and then is digitally processed to enable the radiologist to view the images via a computer workstation.
During an X-ray
A technologist will review your clinical history prior to examination. When applicable, please notify the performing technologist immediately if there is any chance that you may be pregnant, before the exam starts. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your exam, please ask your technologist. The technologist will ensure the images taken are complete and accurate, before you leave the clinic; however please note, they do not interpret the images.
After an X-ray
Unless alternate communication is requested at the time of service, our radiologist will review and interpret your images and send your results to your healthcare provider to discuss with you. If you have not been contacted with results within 48 hours, please contact your healthcare provider.