What to wear for an X-ray

  • Reference Number: HEY-633/2019
  • Departments: Radiology

Radiology Department

 You have received an appointment to attend the Radiology department and details are included in the enclosed letter.

To avoid delays for all patients undergoing an X-ray, the department aims to reduce the number of patients who need to undress for their X-ray. This advice sheet has been developed to provide guidance on what to wear when attending your appointment.   .

It would be useful if you could wear the following clothing when attending for your X-ray.

  1. Nerve root block/facet joint examination of the thoracic or lumbar spine (mid and lower back)

Please wear loose fitting clothing without any zips, buckles, belts or buttons across the lower back area. If applicable, please do not wear a bra with metal fastenings. This type of clothing can be left on during the X-ray.

  1. Nerve root block/facet joint examination of the cervical spine (neck)

Please wear clothing without metal buttons or zips around the neck and top of the back – a T-shirt would be ideal. If applicable, please do not wear a bra with metal fastenings. This type of clothing can be left on during the X-ray.

Any clothing from the waist down can all be left on during the x-ray.

Please note:  X-rays cannot be performed if there is any metal in the region under investigation.

Should you require further advice on the information contained in this advice sheet please do not hesitate to contact the department

(01482) 674538 HRI or (01482) 623553 CHH

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