Digital Radiography (X-RAY) - University Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Digital Radiography (X-RAY)

Digital Radiography (X-RAY) or Radiography uses a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body’s internal structures.  Digital Radiography (X-RAY) is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.  It is often used to diagnose fractured bones, look for injury or infection and locate foreign objects in soft tissue. 

During the Exam

An X-RAY is quick and painless.  Our technologist will position you depending on what body part is being examined.  During the X-RAY exposure, you will be asked to remain still and hold your breath to avoid moving.  The exam may take from a few minutes to an hour for more involved procedures.


You may be asked to undress whatever part of your body needs examination.  You may also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects.