An X-ray examination is a simple and painless test that takes detailed pictures of the internal structures of your body. X-rays are a form of radiation energy able to pass through human tissue. The X-ray machine uses a tube to produce an X-ray beam which is carefully aimed on the part of the body being examined.
When you arrive you will be asked to complete a simple form. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available if you are allowed to drink. Our waiting room has newspapers, magazines and internet access to make your short wait more pleasant.
Before your X-ray the Radiographer will explain the procedure and answer your questions. Depending on the type of X-ray examination requested, you may be asked to lie on a table, sit or stand while the images are taken.
There is no special preparation required for an X-ray examination.
Special instructions for female patients
If there is any possibility that you could be, or are pregnant please inform us when booking your appointment.
How long will it take?
Examination time depends on the areas to be X-rayed however it usually takes between 5-10 minutes.
After the examination
Following the examination the images are processed and reviewed by a Radiologist who will provide your doctor with a report. You should make a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss these results.