You will probably have some tests while you’re in the hospital – but not like the ones you take in school! The doctor may order a blood test, which involves taking some blood from a vein in your arm. This can pinch a little, but it won’t hurt too much. For other kinds of tests, you may need to give some urine (pee) or poop.
Sometimes an X-ray, CAT scan, or MRI will need to be done. These tests use a special camera to take a picture of parts of your body.
This helps doctors see the bones and tissues inside your body and helps them to see if anything is wrong or is making you sick. If there is a test you don’t understand, you can ask the doctor or nurse about it, and they will explain it to you.
Things to look out for in the radiology department:
- X-ray image
- Lead apron
- X-ray Camera
- Light Box