X-ray Imaging

We Use the Latest Advancements in Imaging Technology

Radiology technology is always evolving towards clearer, more detailed imaging and new, minimally invasive procedures. That’s why MarinHealth partnered with Royal Philips to stay on the cutting edge of technology. We now have direct digital X-ray units at our main campus and our Outpatient Imaging Center. This advanced technology reduces X-ray exposure to our patients, improves clinical outcomes, and provides greater efficiency.

X-ray Technology

X-rays are a painless imaging process used to create pictures of the internal structures of the body. The relevant body part is exposed to a controlled amount of invisible ionizing radiation. As the X-ray beams pass through your body, they are absorbed in different amounts, depending on the density of the body part being examined. The resulting image is recorded on a digital device. This image is then viewed on a high-resolution monitor for interpretation and reviewed by a radiologist. On the X-ray image, dense materials, such as bone, show up as white, while muscle and fat appear as varying shades of gray.

For some types of X-ray tests, a contrast medium—such as iodine or barium—is introduced into your body to provide greater imaging detail.

Typically, the radiation dosage for one picture is about the same as you receive from background radiation over a 10-day period. As further protection, the technologist will often cover sensitive areas of the body, such as reproductive organs, with lead shielding, if the area is not of clinical interest.

There is no preparation required for most X-rays.

Imaging & Radiology Locations

Below is a list of MarinHealth Imaging locations that provide X-rays and their contact information.

  • Medical Center Campus
    250 Bon Air Road, 2nd Floor
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    Scheduling: 1-415-925-7301
    Phone: 1-415-925-7080
    Fax: 1-415-925-7317

  • Hours:
    • Monday - Friday: Diagnostic X-Rays
      8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    • After 5:30 pm, please call 1-415-925-7321 to check availability.
    • All other services are offered by appointment only.

Services

  • CT Scan
  • Diagnostics X-Rays
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • PET Scan
  • Ultrasound

Services

  • Diagnostics X-Rays
  • Ultrasound