What is an X-Ray?
X-rays are used to image almost any part of the body. They are the most common and most widely available examinations we offer.
Queensland X-Ray employs state-of-the art computerised and digital imaging equipment to ensure maximum image quality and minimum radiation dose.
What should I expect when I arrive for my appointment?
Patients may be asked to change into a gown for their x-ray. The Radiographer will explain what to do. Patients may be asked to hold their breath for the x-ray.
How long does it take?
An x-ray examination can take from 5 – 20 minutes to complete depending of the examination requested.
Is the radiation safe?
The radiation exposure during an x-ray is very low and we take every precaution to ensure this dose is minimised. If you know you are or think you may be pregnant, you must tell your referring doctor and the Radiographer performing your examination. Please read our Patient information Brochure on radiation dose for more information.
For more information about Radiation Dose please view our leaflet here. Radiation Dose Information for patients.
Is there any special preparation?
There is no preparation needed and there are no after effects. Patients will be asked to remove any jewellery or metallic items from the neck and head area as they may interfere with the x-ray image.
Locations where we offer this procedure:
We take plain film x-ray at all of our practices (excluding Meadowbrook and PET/CT Centre). No appointment is necessary for an x-ray. However, it’s best to call ahead as during busy periods, there may be a short wait.