• X-ray

  • Diagnostic X-rays are often requested when there is the possibility of a bone-related injury.

    Diagnostic X-rays send beams of radiation through the body and records the images digitally on a computer. In these images bones appear white, while other body parts show up as gray or black. This allows radiologists to easily see if a fracture or break in a bone has occurred.

    Diagnostic X-rays are painless, but it is important that women tell the technologist if they are pregnant or if they think they may be pregnant. The risk of exposure to radiation from an X-ray is extremely low. Most patients we see are walk-ins, but sometimes your physician may order a procedure that requires a scheduled appointment. There are a number of X-ray based tests that your doctor may order - we have compiled a list of the most commonly ordered tests and a short description about each one. Review that list here.


    X-ray Imaging Clinic 

    Our Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Clinic is located in the Arapahoe Medical Plaza I building, Suite 550.

    You can come in for X-rays without an appointment, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    For questions about the Clinic, please call us at 720-528-0838 to speak with a staff member.

    Hospital Imaging Services

    Our hospital provides diagnostic X-rays in the Outpatient Center of Littleton Adventist Hospital.

    You can come in for X-rays at any time without an appointment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Scheduled X-ray exams are performed in the hospital.

    For questions about imaging tests at Littleton Adventist Hospital, please call us at 303-730-5880.


    Helpful Tips for our X-ray patients

    Scheduling an Appointment

    We want to make the scheduling process as easy and convenient for you as possible. Some X-ray procedures require a scheduled appointment. Once we receive the order for the X-ray from the referring physician we will call you to schedule an appointment and complete the necessary registration over the phone. With pre-registration complete you will then need to arrive the day of your appointment only 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Sometimes the urgency of the test precludes pre-registration and then we ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the time of your appointment to complete the necessary paperwork. Please come prepared with your insurance card, photo ID and co-payment, as insurance co-payments are due at the time of service.

    What to Expect

    You will be positioned on the imaging table based on your injury and the type of image (or image series) being taken. The X-ray technologist will position your body and the machine in various poses and take the image. X-ray images can blur, and you may be asked to hold still or hold your breath for a few seconds while the image is being taken.

    What to Bring

    We advise that you only bring essential items to the hospital. Please leave all valuables including jewelry and cash at home. We recommend you bring the following documents: health insurance card(s), picture identification (driver's license or state ID), credit card or check for insurance co-payment, list of medications you take, prior test results or medical records (if requested by your physician) and any worker's compensation information including billing address and claim number (if applicable).


    No preparation is required for an X-ray. For scheduled X-ray procedures, your physician or scheduler will advise you of any special preparation required at the time the appointment is scheduled.

    Parking/On-site Directions

    Our Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Clinic is located in the Arapahoe Medical Plaza I building, Suite 550. You can come in for X-rays without an appointment, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parking is located south of the building.

    Our Hospital Imaging Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some hospital doors are closed after 9 p.m. and visitors should follow signs to the closest entrance after this time. The closest entrance to the Medical Imaging Department is located on the east side of the hospital entrance, just south of the main hospital, at the doors marked Outpatient Center.

    What to Wear

    You should not have to bring any additional clothing or dress any differently than you normally would. Dressing rooms with gowns and lockers are available for personal items and valuables.


    Your X-ray results will be sent to your referring physician. For your records we are happy to provide you with a copy of your test on CD.

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