Digital Radiology (DR)
Digital Radiology (DR) offers benefits to both doctors and patients alike.
- Immediate image capture
- Exceptional image quality
- Reduction in radiation dosage
- Reduced patient waiting times
- Environmentally friendly
DR produces a digital x-ray on a computer screen in a matter of minutes.
X-rays can be performed between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday.
No appointment is required.
What happens during an X-ray?
During your x-ray you will be asked to stand or lie down in different positions. This will enable the radiographer to obtain the best possible digital image of the body part which is being x-rayed.
In the course of your x-ray you will be asked to remain as still as possible, or sometimes, to hold your breath.
- Remove jewellery, sunglasses and metallic objects from the area being examined.
- Depending on the examination, patients may be required to change into a gown.
- Bring previous films and reports with you
- Examination times will vary depending on the x-ray being performed.
Usually an x-ray will only take a few minutes per body part, however it may be necessary for you to wait while the images are reviewed by the radiographer to see if any more images are needed.
During your x-ray, you will be exposed to a low level of radiation.
Radiation dose for all x-ray procedures are kept as low as possible. I-rad adheres to the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle, and complies with all national standards relating to radiation dose.
If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, please tell your doctor and our staff, before your x-ray, as an x-ray may affect an unborn baby.
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