20. Taking an X-Ray

A: We think your leg may be broken.

B: How will you know for sure?

A: We're going to take you to Radiology to get it x-rayed now.

B: Will the x-ray hurt?

A: It's a pain free procedure that allows us to take a picture of your bones.

B: Are there any side effects associated with taking an x-ray?

A: Diagnostic x-rays are safe as long as they are not overused.

B: I've never had an x-ray in my entire life.

A: Then you should be fine.

B: Can someone be in the room with me?

A: Someone can be in the room with you, but not next to you during the x-ray.

B: Please go get my wife then.