What to Expect When You Visit the Radiology Department

Welcome to Radiology

The radiology department is where you go for special tests like X-rays and MRIs.

Checking In

When you arrive, you'll check in at the front desk and fill out some paperwork.

Waiting Area

There's usually a waiting area with comfy chairs and magazines while you wait for your turn.

Meeting the Technician

A friendly technician will come to get you and take you to the testing room.

The technician will explain what will happen during the test and answer any questions you have.

Explaining the Test

Depending on the test, you might need to change into a gown or remove any metal objects.

Getting Ready

During the Test

You'll need to stay very still during the test so the pictures come out clear.

No Need to Worry

Tests like X-rays and MRIs don't hurt at all—they're just like getting your picture taken!

After the test, you can usually go back to your normal activities right away.