This pamphlet looks at why you may need to have a diagnostic imaging test, whether you can have a different test that does not use radiation, how much radiation is safe during pregnancy, what to do if you refuse to have the test, and what to do if you find out you are pregnant after a test.
X-rays are the most common type of diagnostic imaging test. They can be used to identify a fractured bone, a chest infection, something blocking the bowel, and more. Topics include: who will do the X-ray, how long it will take, what happens during, and what to do if you are pregnant.
The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body to help health care providers diagnose your condition. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. This pamphlet is also available in French.