What is an X-Ray?

X-rays, also known as Radiography, is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible and creates no sensation when it is passed through a patient's body. It is the fastest and easiest way for a radiologist to view images of bones. Routine x-rays include images of the chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Modern x-ray techniques only use a fraction of the x-ray dose required in the early days of radiology and have very tightly controlled x-ray beams. Special care is taken during x-ray examinations to ensure maximum safety for the patient. Women should always inform their physician and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.

Minimally invasive imaging studies known as Special Procedures Radiology, use imaging to guide a radiologist during a procedure. These procedures may be diagnostic or therapeutic. Some Special Procedures offered at Arcadia Radiology Medical Group include an arthrogram.

Preparing for an X-Ray

Generally, no preparation is required for general x-ray, although the patient may be asked to change into a gown to eliminate any interference with metal objects, such as buckles and zippers, plastic objects and silk screen images on shirts.

During and After an X-Ray

Depending on the body part being scanned, a patient will be positioned next to the x-ray equipment standing up and/or lying down. The patient may be asked to switch positions during the exam. Once the x-ray study is complete, a patient may resume normal activity. One of Arcadia Radiology Medical Group's radiologists will interpret the exam and report the findings to the patient's physician.

No appointment necessary for routine x-rays. X-ray walk-in hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am – 7:30pm and Saturday 8:00am - 1:30pm. During high peak hours, please expect to wait about 45 min.

Locations & Hours

To contact the facility, please call (626) 447-0035

Arcadia Radiology Medical Group

612 W. Duarte Road, Suite 101 Arcadia, CA 91007

Monday – Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm