What you need to know

Radiography is a medical imaging technique that provides images of bones and different organs of the human body.
X-rays are ionizing rays that have the property of being able to pass through living matter. It is on this principle that radiography works and that it allows to visualize different zones and structures of the body such as the skeleton, lungs, joints…
It is a painless procedure even if it exposes the patient to small amounts of radiation.
The indications for radiography are varied, it can be used to diagnose: fracture, osteoarthritis, kidney stones, intestinal obstruction, tumor…..


Duration of hospital stay
1 day.
The patient can go home after the x-ray.
Average length of stay
1 to 2 days.
Radiography is often included in the patient's treatment plan.


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Before the treatment

Before being taken in charge by the radiology technician or radiologist, the patient is informed of the clothes to be removed according to the radiograph he or she must undergo. Patients should also remove metal objects or jewellery.
It is possible that a contrast liquid may be injected beforehand to facilitate readability.

What does it involve?

The patient is then correctly positioned at the X-ray equipment, i.e. between the tube that will diffuse the X-rays and the plate that contains the X-ray film on which the images will be impressed. The radiologist will then position him/herself behind a leaded window so as not to receive any radiation. The radiologist orally communicates instructions to the patient in order to obtain quality images. The images obtained will vary according to the density of the tissues through which the x-rays will pass. Thus, bones appear white while soft tissues show greyish tones.


After the treatment

Even if the examination is absolutely painless, it is still subject to many precautions. Radiation is not without potential health hazards since it has a radiant character.

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