Diagnostic X-ray Imaging

xrays

About This Imaging Test

An X-ray is a diagnostic imaging tool used to create pictures of the inside of the body. The images are created through low-doses of electromagnetic radiation passing through the body. The parts of the body that are denser—such as bones—absorb a greater amount of radiation and appear brighter on the X-ray images. Softer parts of the body, such as muscle and fat, appear darker.

X-rays are used to diagnose broken and fractured bones, joint problems, tumors, some infections and enlarged organs as well as some digestive problems. X-rays are quick and painless. The amount of radiation exposure from an X-ray is very small, but young children and babies in the womb are more sensitive to the risks of exposure. Inform your physician or the X-ray technologist if you are pregnant.


How the Test is Performed

The test is done in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office. How you are positioned depends on the type of x-ray being done. Several different x-ray views may be needed.

You need to stay still when you are having an x-ray. Motion can cause blurry images. You may be asked to hold your breath or not move for a second or two when the image is being taken.

The following are common types of x-rays:

  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Barium x-ray
  • Bone x-ray
  • Chest x-ray
  • Dental x-rays
  • Extremity x-ray
  • Hand x-ray
  • Joint x-ray
  • Lubosacral spine x-ray
  • Neck x-ray
  • Pelvis x-ray
  • Sinus x-ray
  • Skull x-ray
  • Thoracic spine x-ray
  • Upper GI and small bowel series
  • X-ray of the skeleton


Hospitals/Medical Centers

Cape Coral Hospital
  • 636 Del Prado Blvd.
  • Cape Coral, FL 33990
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
cape coral hospital
  • Phone: 239-424-2000
Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • 13681 Doctor's Way
  • Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • (Located at Daniels and Metro Parkway)
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
gulf coast medical center
  • Phone: 239-343-1000
HealthPark Medical Center
  • 9981 S. HealthPark Drive
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • (Located at Summerlin and Bass Road)
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
HealthPark Medical Center
  • Phone: 239-343-5000
Lee Memorial Hospital
  • 2776 South Cleveland Ave.
  • Fort Myers, FL 33901
  • (Located on US 41 near downtown Fort Myers )
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
lee memorial hospital
  • Phone: 239-343-2000

Specialty Centers

Imaging and Radiology - Outpatient MRI
  • 7331 College Parkway
  • Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • Imaging Available:
  • MRI
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am - 3:30pm
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  • Phone: 239-343-3338

Outpatient Locations

Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at Riverwalk *
  • 12600 Creekside Lane
  • Suite 1
  • Fort Myers, FL 33919
  • Imaging Available:
  • CT, MRI Open High Field, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 12:30pm

* An outpatient department of Lee Memorial Hospital

location riverwalk
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
  • Fax: 239-424-1439
Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at The Sanctuary *
  • 8960 Colonial Center Drive
  • Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Imaging Available:
  • All services digital, CT, Fluoroscopy, MRI, MRI/Arthrograms, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray
Hours:
Mon - Fri : 7am - 6pm
location sanctuary
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
  • Fax: 239-424-1439
Outpatient Center at Surfside *
  • 2441 Surfside Blvd.
  • Suite 104
  • Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hours:
Hours of operation vary per service. Please call for hours.

* An outpatient department of Lee Memorial Hospital

Outpatient Radiology Center at Surfside
  • Phone: 239-424-1499
Imaging and Radiology
  • Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons *
  • 16281 Bass Road
  • Suite 202
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • Imaging Available:
  • CT, Dexa, EKG, Mammogram – Digital, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12pm
Outpatient Pediatric Center
  • Phone: 239-343-7247
  • Fax: 239-343-5197