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X-ray is the most common form of medical imaging.

An X-ray image is created when a small amount radiation is passed through a body part. Different internal structures absorb different amounts of radiation, which is why the end result of an X-ray shows the white solid bone structures and grey muscle areas.

Why would you have an X-ray?

There are several reasons why your doctor may have referred you for an x-ray. These reasons include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Diagnosis of arthritis in the joints
  • Diagnosis of chest and lung conditions such as pneumonia.

Things to know

  • We can perform X-rays on children from as young as one year. Prior to this age, their bones are not fully formed and an x-ray is not the best diagnostic tool.
  • There is radiation involved in an X-ray – but we use low-dose radiation software throughout all our imaging procedures. You can read about Radiation Dose here.
  • In order to receive an X-ray you will need a referral from a medical practitioner.
  • We accept referrals from General Practitioners, Specialists, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists and  Osteopaths.
  • Your X-ray will be conducted by an experienced Radiographer.


  • At Queensland X-Ray, you do not need an appointment for an X-ray. Just visit us at your local practice.
  • There is no preparation required for an X-ray
  • The scan is not performed in an enclosed environment, but on an open bed, so you won’t need to worry about confined spaces
  • While it’s not essential, it’s helpful to wear lose fitting clothing without metal buckles, fasteners, or zips. In some cases, you may be asked to change into a gown.
  • If you are pregnant, you can still have an X-ray, however your referring practitioner will discuss this with you.

After your examination

The results of your X-ray will be sent directly to your referring Doctor and we encourage you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.


Locations providing this service

189 Lake Street Cairns

189 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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16 Weippin Street (Opposite Redland Hospital) Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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105 City Road,
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 3, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

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Browns Plains

14 Grand Plaza Drive,
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

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Cairns Private Hospital

144 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Ground Floor,
Rickey Street,
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

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43 Wynyard Street,
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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342 Old Cleveland Road,
Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Domain Central

21a/I Domain Central,
103 Duckworth Street,
Townsville, QLD, 4812

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Douglas Discovery Rise

Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street),
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Fairfield Homemaker Centre
1 Darcy Drive
Idalia Qld 4811

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Gold Coast Airport Central

Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

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Gold Coast Private Hospital

Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

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Greenslopes Private Hospital

Lower Lobby Level,
Newdegate Street,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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GC North Medical Hub
Helensvale Homeworld
Tenancy 78, First Floor
502 Hope Island Road
Helensvale QLD 4212

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73 Highfields Road
Highfields, QLD, 4352

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Logan Central

1 Wembley Rd
Cnr Wembley and Kingston Roads
(Service Road)
Logan Central, QLD, 4114

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Logan Road

589 Logan Road,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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62 Bryants Road,
Loganholme, QLD, 4129

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Mackay Fourways

96 Nebo Road,
West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Market Square

Ground Floor, 309 Mains Road
(Cnr Elva Street)
Sunnybank, Qld, 4109

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Mater Hospital Brisbane

4th Floor, 32 Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Hyde Park

9-13 Bayswater Road,
Hyde Park, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital Mackay

76 Willetts Road,
North Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Pimlico

Mercy Centre
25 Fulham Road (access via Diprose Street)
Pimlico, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital South Brisbane

301 Vulture Street,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Springfield

30 Health Care Drive,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

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Medici Medical Centre

13-15 Scott Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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North Shore

7/50 North Shore Boulevard,
Burdell, QLD, 4818

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Northern Beaches Mackay

1 Carl Street
Rural View, QLD, 4740

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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Cnr of Kessels and Troughton Roads,
Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108

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Russell Street

127 Russell Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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Skygate Brisbane Airport

Skygate Centre,
Shop 13, 11 The Circuit
Brisbane Airport, QLD, 4008

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5 Mount Milman Drive,
Smithfield, QLD, 4878

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128 Queen Street ,
Southport, QLD 4215

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St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

280 North Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane

411 Main Street,
Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169

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St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba

St Vincent's Hospital,
Entrance 6, Ground floor,
Herries St,
East Toowoomba,
QLD 4350

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Sunnybank Private Hospital

Level 1, Sunnybank Private Medical Centre
245 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Ground Floor, 32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD, 4068

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Upper Mount Gravatt

Ground Floor,
1985 Logan Road,
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

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51 Wood Street,
Warwick, QLD, 4370

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318 Mulgrave Road,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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101 Clara Street,
Wynnum, QLD, 4178

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