An x-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to light, 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.
No appointment is necessary.
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.
An x-ray examination can take from 5 – 20 minutes to complete depending of the examination requested.
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.
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.