An x-ray is a medical picture of what is occurring in the body. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that are emitted by a machine as photons. These photons pass through the body and images are stored electronically in a computer.
All x-rays are administered by a registered technologist and read by a radiologist.
X-rays can be taken of any area of your body to detect problems. The x-ray machine and the positioning of the patient depend on the area of the body being x-rayed.
There is no discomfort from x-ray exposure, but you may be asked to be still and sit in awkward positions for short periods of time.
X-rays are offered from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 919-470-5272 and ask for Duke Regional Hospital.
Physicians offering this service include:
- Amaresh, Amar Muniyappa, MD
- Beeson, Donn Kirk, MD
- Bone III, Samuel Nicholas, MD
- Brown, Teresa Truitt, MD
- Cepeda, Christopher Miguel, MD
- Choi, Andrew Inwon, MD
- Cruell, Randy Anthony, MD
- Lester Jr., James W., MD
- Merritt, Ashley Grant, MD
- Pathak, Hemang Jayendra, MD
- Safrit, Hal Dean, MD
- Yankes, Joseph Robert, MD