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An x-ray is an imaging test that uses electromagnetic radiation to map out an image of one’s bones and organs. Sometimes, a pediatrician may request multiple x-rays. Taking x-rays is a non-invasive way for a pediatrician to diagnose injuries such as bone fractures and other abnormalities. They may also be used if damage to the internal organs is suspected.

If your child’s pediatrician requests x-rays, you can reassure your youngster that the diagnostic exam will not hurt. Usually, no special preparation is needed. It may be best for you to remain with your child while the x-ray is being taken to help him or her stay still and calm. If you’re pregnant, however, you’ll need to remain outside the room.

Pediatrics After Hours offers pediatric urgent care services in a pleasant, child-friendly environment. For more information on our services, please visit our website or call our Dallas clinic at  214-363-7242, Plano at 972-618-2493, Garland at 214-919-3170.

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