Radiology is an examination that uses electromagnetic waves called X-rays whose function is to go through any anatomic structure and produce images of the inside of the body.
The x-rays are absorbed by the body part that needs to be studied and generate an image on the chassis.
All of the radiology equipment at IDACA is digital, which results in lower radiation doses, overall a more efficient and flexible process.
WHAT WILL THE PATIENT FEEL DURING AN X-RAY TEST?
During an x-ray test, the patient will be standing or lied down depending on the part of the body needing the radiation. Our staff will tell you to hold breathing for a few seconds while the image is being captured.
DOES THE PATIENT NEED ANY PREPARATION?
Generally, simple examinations such as the radiographs of thorax, bone structures and limbs do not require preparation.
On the day of the test, all patients must bring a medical order signed by their physician, the previous studies if there were any, and comfortable clothes with no metal pieces, such as sweat pants. Items such as bracelets, watches, earrings, jewels and piercings are forbidden.
All these suggestions will make the examination easier and reduce the wait time.
IS THERE ANY RISK?
The radiograph y is a safe examination performed in a short time that generates small radiation doses that are not harmful. It's only counter-indication is for women who are pregnant or suspect it.
It is mandatory to bring the medical order on the day of the examination.
Simple X-rays are performed by order of arrival from Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays by appointment.
All of the radiology equipment at IDACA is digital, which results in lower radiation doses, overall a more efficient and flexible process. We have at our disposal top of the line Radiological Identification System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) that allow s for visualization, storage and transfer of data.
All these systems and technologies allow IDACA to perform a diverse set of studies in less time, offering more comfort to the patients as well as a high quality imaging. All of these allows IDACA the ability to reach excellent standards in quality imaging.