An X-Ray (radiograph) is a special image that uses radiation to create pictures of bones and other internal tissues in your body. Qscan uses state-of-the-art digital X-Ray equipment, resulting in a reduced amount of radiation for excellent image quality.
A basic X-Ray does not require any special preparation. Metal objects such as watches, keys, coins, and jewellery will show up on the X-Ray. This can affect the images, so they will need to be removed before your X-Ray. You may be provided with a gown to wear instead of your own clothes, as some materials and prints will show up on the X-Ray.
You will be asked to stand or lie down in different positions that allow the best digital image of the body part of interest. During the X-Ray, you will be asked to remain as still as possible or hold your breath to improve the quality of the images. As is the case with a regular photograph, any movement will appear blurry and may require the X-Ray to be repeated. There are no after-effects from a general X-Ray. You will be able to go about your normal activities immediately following your X-Ray.
It only takes a few minutes to X-Ray each body part. You may need to wait while the images are reviewed by a Qscan Radiologist to see if any further images are required.
Having an X-Ray will expose your body to a very low level of radiation. However, health experts have determined that X-Rays present minimal risk to your health and that this risk is outweighed by the benefits of your having an X-Ray. No radiation remains in your body after an X-Ray. If you are pregnant or think that you may be pregnant, tell your doctor and Qscan staff, as x-rays can potentially affect an unborn baby.
All X-Rays are bulk billed (no out of pocket expense to the patient) to Medicare, provided all Medicare eligibility requirements have been met. All Qscan clinics offer X-Ray and accept walk-in appointments for this service.
Our customer service team will be able to advise you of all costs involved with your X-Ray including any out-of-pocket costs (if relevant).
After your X-Ray, your report and images will be sent electronically to your doctor.
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