What will it cost me?
WiSE X-ray is bulk-billed for patients with eligible medicare.
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 X–ray 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.
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 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.
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
How do I pay?
Outpatient Radiology referrals.
WiSE Radiology XRAY is bulk-billed* with a valid GP or Specialist Referral.
WiSE Radiology is available 10am-10pm 7 days a week. WiSE accepts all referrals.
*Medicare eligible patients
Please make an appointment with your referring GP/Specialist to discuss your result. Your result will be available after 48 hours.
For urgent reports, please access our Specialist Emergency Doctor. There is a $230* Facility Fee when accessing the emergency doctor. Results are provided immediately, allowing our Specialist Emergency Doctor to provide comprehensive treatment on the spot.
Payment is required at the time of presentation for all non-medicare patients. For a quote of costs, please contact our receptionist.
WiSE works with your employer to provide workcover injury support and is at no cost to the patient. Please speak to your employer regarding services at WiSE. On presentation, please ensure you have your claim number and the appropriate contact person 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.