General X-Rays

Booking

You do not need to make a booking to have a general X-Ray.

Please note, we only perform Long Plate Imaging in Warners Bay.

If you are unsure, please call one of our practices to confirm.

Cost

If you are a Medicare Card or DVA Card holder, your examination is 100% bulk billed. i.e. there is no out-of-pocket expense.

If your examination relates to a Workers Compensation Claim or Third Party Insurance Claim, please bring the following information with you:-

  • Date of injury
  • Workers Compensation Claim:
    Employer’s Name & Address
    and Contact Name & Telephone Number at your workplace
  • Insurance Company Details:
    Name & Address of Insurance Company
  • Claim Number
  • Claims Manager & his/her Contact Number.

Overseas Visitors are encouraged to call one of our practices to discuss payment options prior to booking an appointment.

What is an X-Ray and the Risks Involved?

insideradiology.com.au is an excellent resource provided by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists® for both Patients and Clinicians.

Below are a few useful links from this website that relate directly to x-ray examinations. Please take the time to have a read of the relevant sections before your examination.

General X-Ray

Paediatric X-Ray

Radiation Risk of Medical Imaging for Adults and Children

Radiation Risk of Medical Imaging During Pregnancy

The advanced technology used at In Focus Radiology captures the x-ray beam using a digital image plate (DR). This means the image is transferred directly onto a computer screen within 3 seconds of taking the picture. Not only is this equipment extremely fast, it is also very sensitive to radiation which effectively allows us to use up to 30% less radiation doses than traditional methods.

All of our staff are highly skilled professionals that posses vast amount of experience. They are especially trained to apply the correct parameters and techniques to achieve the fine balance between high quality diagnostic images whilst using the “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” (ALARA) principal to minimise radiation exposure to our patients.

Special Precautions

FEMALE PATIENTS: It is essential that if you know or suspect you are pregnant that you inform the radiographer prior to having your examination.

Questions

We understand having a medical procedure can sometimes be a confusing and worrisome time. We are here to help you, so if you are unsure about any aspect relating to your examination, please raise your concerns with us at any time and we will do our best to assist you.

Although we are happy to answer questions, you will need to discuss the results of your procedure directly with your referrer.

Your Images and Report

It is important that you make an appointment to return to your doctor after your visit with us. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to correlate your results with other information for further management.

Depending on your referrer’s preference(s), a copy of the report and images will be sent directly to your referring doctor within 2 business days. You will also be given a copy of your images on film or CD for your own records.

In urgent circumstances, our specialist will speak with your doctor directly by telephone the same day of your examination.

Digital copies of all studies are stored on our secured database for comparison with any future examinations.