Need an X-Rray and want to know what happens during the examination?
This simple guide will walk you through the basics, so you’ll know just what to expect before your X-ray appointment.
If you are pregnant (or have reason to believe you may be) please inform your doctor and our staff at the time of booking.
When you arrive for your X-ray, the healthcare team will guide you. You might need to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects, like jewellery or belts.
Don’t worry, they’ll let you know exactly what to do.
If you have any questions or concerns, share them with your healthcare team before the X-ray. They want you to be as comfortable as possible. They might use pillows or soft pads to help you stay in the right position without straining yourself.
Once your X-ray is done, you can change back into your own clothes and continue with your day as usual. There’s no special recovery time needed.
The X-ray images will be looked at by a radiologist, who will share the findings with your healthcare team.
They’ll explain what they see and discuss any next steps if needed.
You will receive a small dose of x-ray radiation.
X-rays are only performed where it is deemed the benefit of the examination will outweigh any potential risks.
If you are or think that you may be pregnant, it is essential that you tell our radiology team before your x-rays.
X-rays are a helpful way for doctors to see your bones and some tissues without any surgery.
Disclaimer: Please note, if you have any questions or reservations about an upcoming radiology scan, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider, who can address your concerns directly. This is general information, not tailored to a specific individual. Please read our Terms and Conditions.