An x-ray is one of the most common and easily understood of the imaging technologies, also called modalities.

Broken bones, joint dislocations and pneumonia are just some of the many conditions that x-rays can diagnose.

You may be asked to remove jewelry and metallic items from your body before the exam. If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, it is important to tell the x-ray technician.

The digital x-ray equipment at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is available for outpatients on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and is available for Emergency Department patients at any time.

Appointments for outpatients are necessary; call (716) 592-8169.