X-ray

Digital X-rays are commonly used to visualise the chest, airways, spine and bones. This is a form of X-ray imaging where digital X-ray sensors are utilised. Advantages include time efficiency and the ability to digitally transfer images.

No appointment is necessary for an X-ray with PRP Diagnostic Imaging. Simply walk-in to your local practice with your referral.

Please advise us beforehand

Please advise us if you are, or think you may be, pregnant.

Preparation

Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned. You may be required to remove jewellery and clothing that contain zips or metal objects, as these items can interfere with the X-ray quality.

What happens during the procedure

It will depend on what area you are having X-rayed for an exact description of the procedure. However, generally;

You may be asked to change into a gown. Depending on which area you are having examined, you may be asked to lie on a table, stand or sit.

It is very important you remain still while your X-ray is taken.

How long does it take?

From 15-45 minutes depending on the region requested.

After your examination

There are no restrictions after having a Digital X-ray.

Your images and report

After your examination, the most pertinent images from your study will be available on the myPRP patient portal. A report, along with the images will be sent directly to your referring doctor. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.
 
Please bring any previous X-rays with you.
 
It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.
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