An X-ray is a simple procedure performed to provide a two-dimensional picture of your body for use as a screening tool to detect and examine causes of many common disorders, such as bone breaks, joint and spine injuries or conditions, and arthritis or osteoporosis.

Scheduling Your X-Ray

To schedule an X-ray, or if you have any questions regarding our X-ray service, please call (319) 338-3606.

Please have the following information available when scheduling your X-ray:

  • Referring physician’s orders for the X-ray (these notes contain information explaining why you will be having the X-ray and the indicating the type of examination your doctor is requesting).
  • Current insurance information. Steindler Orthopedic Clinic participates with most major insurance companies. We request that you remit any co-pay or deductible at the time of your examination. For your convenience, we will file your claim for you with your insurance carrier at your request.

The Examination

During your X-ray examination, you will be asked to stand, sit, or lay on a table, depending on the body part being examined. You will be asked to remove any jewelry and women may be asked about pregnancy. You may be given a protective vest to wear, depending on your age and the body part being examined. If you do not need to wear a protective vest but would still like to, simply ask your X-ray technician. Once you’re positioned, X-ray images are captured within a few seconds.

On the day of your X-ray:

  • Bring your doctor’s order for your X-ray and your insurance card(s) with you to your appointment.
  • If an X-ray has previously been taken, please bring the films with you to your appointment.
  • If you are unable to bring your previous films with you, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.
  • Prior to your X-ray, you may be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses, and any other metal objects, such as loose change, hearing aids, underwire bras, fingernail clippers, etc., that may interfere with the imaging.
  • Depending on the area of the body that is being X-rayed, you may be asked to change into a medical gown for the X-ray.
  • If you need copies of the X-ray performed in our office, please provide 72 hours notice.