X-ray is a form of electromagnetic waves and it is the first line of investigation for assessing possible fractures or chest infection.

What is an x-ray?

What is an X-ray? Radiography is the imaging of body structures, or parts of the body, using X-rays. X-rays are a form of radiation (X-radiation) similar to visible light, radio waves and microwaves. X-radiation is special because it has a very high energy level that allows the X-ray beam to penetrate through the body and…

No Preparation is Required for X-ray.

Please bring the following to the clinic (if applicable)

  • Valid referral
  • Medicare/Healthcare/Pension card
  • Prior scans (e.g. X-rays, Ultrasounds, CT, MRI) and reports.

Typically an x-ray will be completed within 10 minutes, though depending on the type of x-ray and the amount of images that need to be taken, this can be longer. The qualified radiographer who performs the x-ray will be able to advise you more accurately at the time of the procedure. 

Generally, the benefit of the x-ray procedure is far more important than the small estimated risk. At the radiation dose levels that are used in diagnostic radiography there is little or no evidence of health effects.

The two major risks to health that occur as a result of exposure to medical ionizing radiation (which is the kind of radiation in x-rays) are:

  • Cancer occurring many years after the radiation exposure
  • Health problems in the children born to people exposed to radiation because of damage to the reproductive cells in the body.

Your doctor will receive a written report on your test normally within 48 hours after the time of your examination. Urgent reports will be supplied as necessary. It is very important that you discuss the results with the doctor whom referred you so that they can explain what the results mean for you.

How much will my procedure cost?

We bulk bill all x-ray services for patients holding a Medicare, DVA or Pension card.