What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is the most common medical imaging scan performed. An X-ray examination is used to create images of body structures to help diagnose conditions or injuries.
What to expect from an X-ray?
You may be asked to change into a gown and remove your jewellery. You will either be asked to sit, stand, or lie against an x-ray plate or on the examination table depending on which area is being investigated. The radiographer will then ask you to stay completely still and may ask you to hold your breath for a couple of seconds as each x-ray is taken. Any movement may create a blurred image.
Most examinations take around 5-10 minutes others may take longer depending on the examination or number of examinations required.
It is important to inform the radiographer prior to the procedure if there is any chance that you may be pregnant, as special precautions may need to be implemented.
How to prepare for your appointment
Most X-rays require no special preparation. Our staff will advise you at the time of booking if any preparation is needed for your X-ray. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and note that you may be asked to change into a gown and remove metal objects including glasses, jewellery, and dentures as they can affect the scan quality.
What do you need to bring to your appointment?
- Your referral form - please note we accept all referral forms from all providers
- Medicare card
- Pension or concession card
- Any prior imaging
When will my doctor receive the results?
Our radiologist will interpret your examination and send the results directly to your doctor as soon as they are available. Your doctor will review your results and explain these results to you.
Fees and Billing
As a community focused radiology provider, in most instances, we bulk bill to Medicare, but it is important to check with your individual practice prior to your service.