An X-Ray is an image produced using low dose radiation. This type of imaging is most used to assess bones as well as some internal organs including the lungs, heart and bowel.
Unless a more complex investigation is required, plain X-Rays are generally very quick and do not cause any discomfort.
There is no specific preparation required. You may take your medications as normal.
You may be asked to change into a gown or remove jewellery, depending on the area of the body being imaged.
You will be asked to stand or lie down in different positions that allow the best digital image of the body part of interest. During the X-Ray, you will be asked to remain as still as possible or hold your breath for a second or two.
Our Radiologist will review the images and issue a report. Once completed, the report will be sent electronically to your referring health professional.
Although urgent X-Ray examinations are always accepted, it is preferred that you make an appointment to ensure minimal wait times.
You will receive a small dose of X-Ray radiation.
No - It is not advisable to undergo an X-ray examination if you are pregnant. Babies in the womb are more sensitive to the risks of X-Rays.
Approximately 15 – 30 minutes.