you need
  • - an insurance policy;
  • - preparations containing simethicone;
  • - shoe.
Consult a physician in the community to get directions for routine x-rays of the spine.Take an appointment policy of compulsory or voluntary health insurance in order to undergo the procedure free of charge.Be prepared for the fact that the doctor can refuse to issue a direction because you have contraindications for this type of research.
know where the X-ray room or radiology department, in which you have been referred.Find out whether you want to sign up for the study, or it is held in a queue.
If you are assigned to X-ray of the lumbar spine, for 2-3 days before the procedure, exclude from the diet of cabbage, white bread
, legumes and dairy products, asthey cause flatulence.Take medications containing simethicone, such as "Espumizan", "Meteospazmil" or "Simikol."The day before the procedure did not dine, and the study took place on the "empty stomach".Training is needed in order to clean the intestines from the food masses and gas, asX-rays when they impose shadows on the spine and make it difficult to read image.For images of the cervical and lumbar spine similar preparation is required.
Come at the appointed time in the X-ray room.Take a direction, policy and shoe covers.Direction and insurance give nurse.The doctor will ask you to undress from the waist up, remove metallic objects (earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry) and go to the X-ray unit.Pictures will be made in two projections: frontal and lateral.Turn to change the position of only the team doctor.
After research find out when you can pick up the description of the picture.Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of radiation received during the procedure.These figures will make your therapist-patient card.The radiation dose does not really matter to patients who rarely prescribe X-rays, however, it is important for those who often goes the study.There is a maximum annual effective dose is reached where the X-ray diagnostic methods are not assigned.