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Depending on which part of your body is being scanned, you may be asked to change into a gown.
Your radiographer will position the relevant part of your body over the imaging plate. You may need to sit, stand or lie down.
Your radiographer may ask you to hold your breath. They will ask you to stay still during the x-ray, so that we can get the best picture.
You will receive a small dose of x-ray radiation. Your doctor believes that the benefit to you of having an x-ray outweighs the risk of this small dose of radiation. If you have concerns, speak to your doctor or to our staff.
When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:
What to leave at home: