Depending on which part of the body is being examined, you may be asked to undress and put on a gown.
You should remove any valuables and jewellery and keep them safe i.e. give them to a friend to look after, take them into the x-ray room with you, or leave them at home.
If female between the age of 12 and 55 years, you may be asked for the date of your last menstrual period. Please say if you are or might be pregnant.
A radiographer will take you into the x-ray room where you may be asked to lie down or stand up depending on the x-ray examination
Although the Radiographer will go behind the screen, you will be seen and heard at all times should you have a problem.
You will be asked to stay still and hold your breath for a few seconds.
You may hear a slight whirring noise from the machine but you will be unaware of the fraction of a second when the x-ray is taken.
The Radiographer may take other x-rays in the same or different position to complete the examination.
Once the Radiographer is happy that the x-rays are satisfactory and the examination is complete, you will be able to get changed and go home.