At Imaging Associates, you’ll find a comfortable atmosphere and the latest in digital X-ray technology for increased clarity, minimal radiation doses and reduced examination times. Our friendly, experienced technologists will make it all look quick and easy — and you’ll be on your way in no time.
What you should know
How do I prepare for my X-ray?
There is no preparation required for an X-ray. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown to eliminate the chance of artifacts from your clothing. You will also be asked to remove any jewelry, eyeglasses or any other metal objects. Women should always inform their technologist if there is any possibility of pregnancy.
What should I expect during my X-ray?
X-rays are fast, easy, and painless. One of our friendly technologists will carefully position the part of your body to be examined, and then instruct you to hold still (and in some cases hold your breath) while they take the X-ray. Holding still is important to eliminate blurring. We may need to take X-rays from several different views or angles, and generally, X-ray exams take around 20 minutes. After your exam you will be able to return to normal activities (adhering to your doctors instructions, of course).
How do I get the results?
A final report, produced by one of Alaska Radiology Associate’s local specialized radiologists, will be available for most exams within two hours. Questions about your results should be directed to your referring health care provider. For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.
Who do I contact with questions?
Questions about the results of your exam should be directed to your primary health care provider. For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.