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Chest X-ray

A chest radiograph is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the lungs, among other organs in the chest.

Your child sits or stands in front of an X-ray machine with an adjustable plate. Your child places their chest up against the plate and wraps their arms around it. While the X-rays are taken, your child must sit or stand very still.

Should you want to stay with your child, you are given a lead apron to wear. Otherwise you join the technician behind a glass partition where your child can still see and hear you. If you are pregnant, you must always retreat behind the glass partition while the X-rays are taken.

Another X-ray is usually taken that requires your child to stand sideways against the plate.

The X-rays take about 10 minutes.

The Chest X-ray card contains more information. Please note this card is currently only available in Dutch.

Should you need any further information, please feel free to ask.