X-RAY EXAM PREPARATION
Plain x-rays of the chest, abdomen, arms, legs and spine require no preparation and generally take only a few minutes to complete. However, street clothes and jewellery will have to be removed from the area of interest as they can interfere and cover the anatomy.
You will have to hold your breath for a few seconds for x-rays of the chest and abdomen area but this is not necessary for x-rays of the arms, legs and head. Although you may be required to hold awkward positions for a short period of time, there is no discomfort from the x-ray exposure.