Capital Region Special Surgery medical office Albany, NY

A multi-disciplinary practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care.

Medical specialists Albany New York


What is a diagnostic X-ray procedure?
A diagnostic X-ray is a procedure used to make radiographs (X-ray pictures) of the bones and internal organs of the body. Radiographs help physicians detect or rule out abnormalities and disease, such as pneumonia, broken bones or signs of cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in treating many illnesses.

Common Uses of Diagnostic X-ray Procedures
Your doctor may use diagnostic X-ray procedures to study the following:

Before the Exam
Depending on the body part to be X-rayed, you may be asked to undress and put on a hospital gown. You will also be asked to remove any jewelry. (for your convenience, we would suggest that you leave jewelry at home).

Questions the Technologist May Ask

During the Exam
The technologist will position you and ask you to remain still for the exposure. You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds. The technologist will move in and out of the X-ray room while the films are processed.

Fields marked with an * are required

If this is an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 911. Questions related to surgery scheduling, cancellation, rescheduling or pre-operative exams must be conducted via telephone or in-person with our surgical scheduling staff during normal business hours.

Have you had any of the following imaging studies done as they pertain to your requested appointment?