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. During Covid lockdown periods, PRP prefers all patients ring the practice prior to arrival for initial screening.
Please advise us beforehand
Please advise us if you are, or think you may be, pregnant.
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.