X-ray

X-ray, or also known as a Radiograph, is an image that uses radiation to create two-dimensional images of bone and tissue structures.

How long will it take

This is usually dependent on the part of the body that has been requested to image. X-rays usually take 5-15 minutes.

Preparation

An X-ray does not require any sophisticated preparation. Depending on the requested body part to be examined, the patient may be asked to wear a gown. This is to prevent any artefacts on the X-ray image.

A lead shield may be provided to cover body parts that are not being examined.

Cost

At Healthcare Imaging Services, we offer a bulk billing service if you have a medicare card.

Results

All cases are reported within 24 hours. If the examination is urgent, we will process the results within 2 hours to be made available to the referring doctor.

Printed X-rays may be provided to the patient only on request of the referring doctor.

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