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.
Referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist if you are accessing WiSE Radiology as an outpatient
Any previous report and/or images for the region being examined
Please advise us:
- If you are, or think you may be, pregnant
- If you have any metal around the area being examined (e.g jewellery, dentures, metal buttons etc)
- If you have had any previous injuries or surgery to the area being examined.
Please bring your referral, Medicare card and any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned. You may be required to remove jewellery and clothing that contain zips or metal objects.
This will be dependent on what area you are having X-rayed.
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 that you remain still while your X-ray is taken.
How long does it take?
Approx 15 minutes
There are no restrictions after having a Digital X-ray.
After your examination, the images from your study will be printed and given to you. A report, along with access to the images will be sent directly to your referring doctor. Wise Radiology will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.
It is important that you return to your referring doctor promptly so that a management plan can be formulated.