General X-rays

X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. A small dose of ionising radiation is used to produce diagnostic images of the body’s internal structures. 

X-rays help to diagnose, monitor and assist in creating a treatment protocol. They are painless, however if you have an injury or painful clinical condition, you may experience some discomfort. 

We offer the following imaging services:

  • Abdomen
  • Bones and joints
  • Chest
  • Full spine and full leg
  • Sinuses
  • Spine
General X-rays

Please note:

  • Patients are responsible for obtaining authorisation for radiology procedures. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Referred patients do not have to book appointments. Emergencies, however, do take preference. 
  • Women must inform their referring clinician and the radiographer on duty if there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.
  • Depending on the area that will be examined, patients may want to wear comfortable clothing. They may be asked to change into a hospital gown and to remove jewellery and other metallic items from their body.

Frequently asked questions

X-rays help clinicians diagnose broken bones, tumours, and other abnormalities and medical conditions. 

Radiographers are trained to use the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle to limit ionising radiation exposure to patients.

On a single X-ray, the different parts of the body are superimposed on one another, because an X-ray is only two dimensional, while the body is a three-dimensional structure. To better visualise the bones and soft tissues and to detect abnormalities, several X-rays in different positions may be necessary.