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What Is X-ray & Fluoroscopy?

X-ray imaging uses ionizing radiation and specialized computer equipment to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels. An x-ray uses a small amount of radiation to create images of your bones and internal organs.

X-rays are most often used to detect bone or joint problems or to check the heart and lungs. Your physician may order radiology exams in order to help diagnose your medical condition or in some cases, determine the best course of treatment.

Appointments are not needed for X-rays.

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About the Equipment

University of Utah Health uses state-of-the-art technology to provide quicker and more accurate diagnoses. This advanced technology enables technologists to acquire high-resolution digital images, perform quality exams more quickly, reducing patient wait times. This leads to accurately read images and diagnoses and optimum clinical decisions for you.

How to Prepare For Your Imaging Procedure

Preparing for Your X-Ray/Fluoroscopy Appointment

Before your X-ray or fluoroscopy, be sure to drink plenty of fluids.

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