Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most common medical imaging techniques used today. Also known as radiographs, X-rays are a common study used to identify broken bones, infections, injuries, or foreign objects present in the body's soft tissue. An X-ray works by exposing a specific part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to capture high-quality images of the body. Dense bone will absorb most of the radiation, while the remaining amount will safely pass through soft tissue including fat, muscles, and organs. Due to this process, it is easy to visualize the bones in the body (appearing in white) against the soft tissue (appearing in grey).

X-Ray Technologist Performing Back X-Ray On Male Patient
Female Technologist Views Patient's Chest X-Ray Results

Our X-Ray Locations

South Jersey Radiology offers X-rays across 8 of our office locations. Each one of our office locations is conveniently located minutes away from major highways and bridges. With evening, weekend, and same-day appointments available, finding the answers you need has never been easier. View our office locations today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding proper preparation and expectations can alleviate any anxiety you may have prior to your study. Learn about what happens before, during, and after your X-ray with our frequently asked questions.

X-rays are fast and completely painless. Once you arrive at one of our offices, an X-ray technologist will escort you to a private room. An X-ray machine will be adjusted and carefully lined up with the part of the body being studied. The X-ray machine will produce a small amount of radiation that passes through the body, which results in a digital image being produced.

Usually, a few X-rays will be taken depending on the body part being studied. This allows for different angles and views of the body to be captured. It is important to remain as still as possible during the X-ray to eliminate any motion blur. X-rays take around 10 – 20 minutes to complete and allow you to return to your normal, daily activities.

Our team of experienced X-ray technologists at South Jersey Radiology will provide specific guidelines regarding your X-ray if applicable. Generally, X-rays require no form of preparation. Follow the general guidelines below:

  • If you have an appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid any articles of clothing or accessories that contain metal objects such as jewelry, belts, buttons, zippers, and so forth.

An X-ray is a painless and non-invasive medical imaging study. However, it is important to note that an X-ray produces a small amount of radiation in order to highlight the part of the body being studied.

At South Jersey Radiology, all of our medical imaging techniques are compliant with Image Wisely guidelines to ensure radiation exposure is kept to a minimum.

While an appointment is preferred, a select group of our office locations offers Walk-in X-rays. Please understand that as a courtesy to our patients who scheduled an appointment previously, they will be assisted first. You can view our Walk-In X-ray schedule here.

Please bring your prescription, insurance card, photo identification, and cost-share (estimated deductible, co-insurance, or co-pay).

X-rays are one of the fastest medical imaging techniques available. As soon as your study is complete, the results will be reviewed by a subspecialized radiologist and sent to your doctor within hours.

South Jersey Radiology is in-network with 99% of insurance carriers. Please reach out to your health insurance provider to inquire about SJRA's in-network status. In some cases, insurance companies may attempt to tell you which radiology centers are preferred. As the patient, you have the right to choose if you would like your study performed at South Jersey Radiology.