Radiographs or X-rays as they are commonly known are the oldest and most commonly used type of medical imaging. An x-ray is a noninvasive method used to look at the internal structures of the body to assist in the detection of injury or disease.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your exam. Metal objects can affect the image, so avoid clothing with zippers and snaps. You may be asked to remove hairpins, jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids and any removable dental work that could obscure the images of the area of interest.