X-ray at UPMC
X-rays create images of internal body structures, including bones and organs. They are commonly used to diagnose bone fractures; chest X-rays specifically diagnose heart and lung problems. X-ray images at UPMC also help diagnose and guide treatment for a number of other conditions, such as cancer.
View our locations offering X-rays in Williamsport, PA, and surrounding areas.
When is an X-ray Ordered?
Your doctor may order an X-ray scan to help confirm or rule out the following conditions:
- enlarged heart
- fluid in the lungs
- lung cancer
- bowel obstruction
- kidney stones
- digestive tract problems
Preparing for Your Appointment
- Please tell your doctor if you cannot lie flat or still.
- Women: let your physician know if you may be pregnant.
- Please wear comfortable clothing.
- Please leave valuables at home.
- Please bring the following: insurance card, photo ID, referral forms, current medicine list and your doctor’s order for the test.
What Happens During an X-ray?
X-rays are painless and usually take just a few minutes.
- A technologist will position your body on an X-ray table.
- You may be given a lead apron to protect other areas of your body from radiation.
- You will briefly hold your breath while the images are taken.
- The technologist will ensure the X-ray images are clear and readable.
- The radiologist will interpret the X-ray and report the results to your doctor.
To schedule an X-ray in Williamsport or Wellsboro, PA, or another location, contact a UPMC office near you.
Radiologists at UPMC perform X-rays in Williamsport, Montoursville, Muncy, Lock Haven and Wellsboro, PA.