hacer una radiografía a

A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to X-ray
Tenemos que hacerle una radiografía al niño para saber si se ha fracturado el brazo.We need to X-ray the boy to see if he's fractured his arm.
Cuando los conservadores del museo le hicieron una radiografía al cuadro, se dieron cuenta de que estaba pintado sobre otro.When the museum's curators X-rayed the painting, they realized that it was painted on top of another.
b. to take an X-ray of
Le van a hacer una radiografía al hombre accidentado.They're going to take an X-ray of the injured man.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Me van a hacer una radiografía a mí también? - Sí, necesitamos ver si se le ha roto el ligamento.Am I getting an X-ray too? - Yes, we need to see if your ligament is torn.
El radiólogo piensa que solo se le debe hacer una radiografía a una paciente embarazada cuando es estrictamente necesario.The radiologist thinks a pregnant patient should have an X-ray only when strictly necessary.
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