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X-ray

What is an X-ray?

We provide high quality X-ray Imaging for acute injuries with rapid assessment for emergency physicians.
The definition of an Xray is a picture taken of the inside of something using high energy electromagnetic radiation with short wavelengths that can pass through items.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointments necessary.

How do I prepare for an X-ray?

No special preparation is required for an X-ray. You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. You may need to remove all clothing and jewellery in the area to be examined.

You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.

Important Information:

Before your examination, you must tell us if you:

  • are pregnant or suspect you may be.
  • have any metal around the area being examined (e.g jewellery, dentures, metal buttons etc)
  • have had any previous injuries or surgery to the area being examined.
  • have any information you believe may be relevant to your examination.
Immediate results available when seeing the Specialist Emergency physician
Bulk-billed with a valid outpatient GP/Specialist Referral.* Results will go to your referring doctor
*Medicare-eligible patients

What to Bring:

  • Referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist if you are accessing WiSE Radiology as an outpatient.
  • If you have accessed the WiSE Specialist Emergency physician services it will be an internal referral by our Specialist Emergency Physician and included in your Facility Fee.
  • Any previous report and/or images for the region being examined.  If taken at our clinic then you will not need to bring them with you, as it is on our system.

How do I pay?

  • For patients with a valid GP or specialist referral our Radiology department Bulk-bills with Medicare.
  • For patients accessing the WiSE Specialist Emergency physician, any Radiology diagnostics are included in the facility fee.
  • For WorkCover claims, you will need the claim number, claim officer’s name and phone number and any other relevant details.

Who will do my X-ray?

A qualified and specially trained radiographer will perform your X-ray.

What will happen during my X-ray?

You may be asked to metal objects (e.g. jewellery) from the region being examined, and change into a disposable gown.

Depending on which area of the body is being examined, you will be asked to either lie down on the xray table or stand up next to the x-ray plate. Our radiographer will position you and move the x-ray machine over the area that is being scanned. The radiographer will then walk behind a screen to take the x-ray. They will ask you not to move while the x-ray is being taken, usually only for a few seconds.  You may also be asked to hold your breath during this time. Most examinations require 2 more or projections to be taken, so the radiographer will be positioning you and moving in and out of the room multiple times.

At the end of the examination the radiographer will ask you to wait for a couple of minutes while they check the images. The entire procedure normally takes 5-10 minutes.