Specialised x-ray equipment can be used to x-ray larger areas of the body. This is achieved by doing a series of smaller x-rays in a single pass and then stitching the images together. This is commonly used to assess spine or leg alignment.
You will stand with your back against a specialised screen. The specialised screen is for stability as well as aligning the stitched x-rays together. The radiographer will assist you into the proper position before aligning the x-ray equipment. The x-ray will take a few seconds, during this time some of the x-ray equipment will move near you. You and the specialised screen remain stationary.
For some stitched x-rays a marker may be used to allow true sizing measurements. The marker is commonly placed on the inside of your distal thigh (leg) using a special tape that can be easily removed. The radiographer will help position this marker for you if it is needed.
These x-rays can be performed at the following clinics:
Before your Scan
There is no preparation required for an x-ray.
Before your x-ray, you may be asked to change into an examination gown for your comfort and to make sure clothing does not affect the images and diagnostic quality of the x-ray. You may also be asked to remove jewellery, eye-glasses and any metal objects that might interfere with the images.
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