What is an X-Ray?

An x-ray is a form of radiation, which is used to produce images of internal organs. X-rays are used to image almost any part of the body. They are the most common and most widely available examinations we offer.

Dr Glenn and Partners employs state-of-the art computerised and digital imaging equipment to ensure maximum image quality and minimum radiation dose.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointment is necessary.

What should I expect when I arrive?

Patients may be asked to change into a gown for their x-ray. The Radiographer will explain what to do. Patients may also 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 on 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.

Is there any special preparation?

There is no preparation needed and there are no aftereffects. 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.

What to bring:

• Referral from your doctor.
• Previous films and/or reports. If you have had a previous examination in our practice, these can be electronically retrieved, and you do not need to bring them with you.
• Method of payment including Medicare, Health or Pension Card.
• For WorkCover claims, you will need the claim number, claim officer’s name and phone number, and any other relevant details.