An X-ray (radiograph) uses low-dose radiation to produce quick, painless,
and relatively inexpensive images of the internal structures of the body.
Some X-ray procedures require ingesting or injecting a radiopaque substance
that helps to visualize internal organs. These X-ray images are produced
with Jupiter Medical Center stationary and/or portable digital imaging
Digital X-rays collect data on a computer instead of on a piece of film.
Images can be computer-enhanced, magnified and viewed in real-time with
our fluoroscopic imaging devices, such as our state-of-the-art, GE Precision
500D Radiography and Fluoroscopy machine.
Preparing for Your X-ray
X-rays are safe and are one of the most useful tools a physician has in
determining a diagnosis and/or treatment. Ordering physicians are able
to view X-ray images on any computer in the hospital or in their offices
via a restricted internet portal. If requested, images can also be burned
If you are scheduled for an X-ray exam, please review the
Patient Preparation Sheet, complete the
CT & X-ray Risk Assessment Sheet and the
Medication Reconciliation Sheet.