X-ray Exams

Radiology Exams at Winchester Hospital

The Winchester Hospital Department of Radiology offers a complete range of diagnostic imaging and interventional services. With several sites conveniently located across Winchester, Wilmington, and Woburn, we provide quick subspecialty medical care to patients right in their community.

Radiology exams require your physician to order your radiology exam either through our electronic medical record or with a written order given to you. You can then schedule an appointment or walk in during our hours of operation.

About X-ray Imaging

An X-ray (radiograph) is a non-invasive medical test that allows physicians to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. X-rays are a common form of medical imaging that rely on using small doses of radiation to capture still images of bones, organs, and foreign objects in the body.

As a patient at Winchester Hospital, you’ll be treated using the latest technology in diagnostic imaging services. All our locations house state-of-the-art equipment and are staffed by skilled, patient-centered technologists.

Frequently Asked Questions About X-ray Exams

Where is the lead apron?

You may notice that we no longer shield patients’ reproductive organs during imaging exams. Based on over 70 years of research, medical experts now know that the best way to keep patients safe during imaging exams is to not use shields. This is true at any age, including for those planning to have children in the future. We know this is different from how things have been done for a long time. Please refer to our radiology pamphlets to learn more about why this change was made.

How do I prepare for an X-ray?

There is no special preparation required for X-ray imaging, although you may be asked to change into a gown once you arrive.

What happens during the test?

Depending on which part of your body we need to examine, we’ll position you in a way that allows us to get the most accurate pictures. For the duration of the imaging process, you’ll be required to remain still for several seconds. What risks come with X-ray imaging?

X-rays are considered safe and effective. However, with any X-ray imaging, you’ll be exposed to minimal doses of radiation.

What happens after the test?

Once we’ve successfully captured diagnostic images, a radiologist analyzes them and then shares the results with the referring doctor. Upon receiving the results, your doctor will contact you to discuss the findings.