Digital X-Ray is a method of imaging that uses a combination of low dose radiology with advanced digital technology to take images of certain areas of the body. By using the latest in digital detector technology our radiographers can generate instant images that are then received by a computer and available for viewing and interpretation by your radiologist and medical team.
What are X-Rays Used For?
X-Rays are used as both a diagnostic tool and as a way to monitor ongoing treatment. Doctors may send you for an X-ray for a wide range of investigation and treatment purposes, some of the most common include:
- Broken bones
- Blocked blood vessels
- Digestive problems
- Bone cancer
- Locating swallowed items
- And more
What to expect
When you arrive at the practice our professional and friendly team will ask you a few questions and explain the process before they begin. Depending on what area of the body is being X-Rayed you may be required to wear a lightweight gown to ensure there is no obstruction in the image. You may also be asked to remove any jewellry. To get the right images your Radiographer may ask you to hold your body in certain positions, or to take a deep breath in and hold. If you have any questions throughout the X-Ray your Radiographer will be more than happy to talk you through the process.
How long does it take to get images?
Thanks to our cutting edge digital technology your images are available immediately for our radiologists to review. If your doctor has requested digital delivery they will be sent straight to your doctor to start a treatment plan if required.
Ready to book your X-Ray? Contact our team today to arrange an appointment.