• Fast exam
  • Often walk-in service; no appointment necessary
  • Wearing of plain, comfortable clothes
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Everything you need to know about X-rays

How X-ray exams work

X-rays produce a 2-Dimensional image to examine internal body parts. An X-ray is very fast, just like taking a photograph. Our specialist doctor, a radiologist, reviews the images and sends the results to your referring doctor.

An X-ray can be used to examine most parts of the body, including:

  • Bones & joints
  • Spine
  • Lungs and abdomen

What to expect

An X-ray is a relatively low-risk exam that is used for all ages, including newborns.

Upon your arrival, you may be asked to change into a gown depending on the X-ray. The radiographer will take you to the X-ray room where you may be seated, standing or lying on the X-ray table for your imaging.

The radiographer will move the body area into the correct position and ask you to hold very still. You may be asked to hold your breath - this is very important.

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The day of the X-ray

The night before the X-ray
Good night's sleep
1 hour prior
Remove jewellery and leave at home
30 mins prior
Arrive early
5 - 15 mins procedure
The X-ray
10 - 20 min after
Time to go home