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X-Ray

X-ray is the primary and most common examination within radiology. They provide valuable information to radiologists about your health and play an important role in diagnosis. A form of electromagnetic radiation, X-rays produce wavelengths that are shorter than visible light. They penetrate into and ionize matter which strips away the electrons from atoms and creates radiation. The result is an image of the dense structures inside the body that are recorded for evaluation by a radiologist.

Who is It For?


X-ray imaging uses a small dose of radiation to produce an image. It is the fastest and easiest way for a healthcare provider to view and assess the chest, bones and other structures of the body. X-rays of the chest, abdomen, spine, sinuses and extremities are all common tests.

Radiation Risks and Benefits


X-rays provide valuable information to your radiologist and primary care physicians, they are not to be ordered without careful consideration of the risks and benefits of use. The primary risk of an X-ray exam is radiation exposure to the patient. In simple terms, the effective radiation dose from a single chest X-ray is comparable to the amount of radiation you are exposed to from natural surroundings in about 10 days.

X-Ray Procedures


Chest X-Ray with PA and Lateral Views

Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. A chest x-ray makes images of the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest. Two images are taken one PA-posterior/anterior (front view) and one taken Lateral (side view).

Procedure Prep

Scheduling a Procedure


Midwest Radiology maintains dedicated scheduling resources for all outpatient imaging center locations. We offer same-day scheduling and accept most forms of medical insurance. Call us today!

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Locations


Our outpatient imaging services are provided through St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Imaging clinics conveniently located throughout the Twin Cities area. We offer top quality imaging services that generate high-resolution imagery using state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment.

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Our Physicians


Qualified, caring, honored, and committed ─ the best of Midwest Radiology. Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have extensive training and expertise in medical imaging. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality imaging services to all patients and healthcare providers.

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