Information for Patients
About the scan
X-Rays remain the first line of investigation for many conditions including:
- Bony Injuries.
- Foreign Bodies.
- Lung and Respiratory Diseases.
- Spinal Conditions.
- And many more.
X-Ray is very quick and easy to perform and, using ClinRad’s modern technology, Radiation Doses are kept to extremely low levels.
Information we need before booking your appointment
We will require your referral from your Doctor and your Medicare Card. Our Admin team will ask you to complete some paperwork, so we have all your important details on file.
For Plain X-Ray’s only, you do not require an appointment. Please walk-in anytime during opening hours. If you are having an X-Ray along with another scan (for example an Ultrasound), an appointment will be required for the other scan.
How to prepare before the scan
Please remove any jewellery in the region you are having an X-Ray. You may be asked to change into a gown for the scan, if this is required one of our staff will show you to a change room.
What to expect during the scan
Our experienced Radiographers will take the time to explain the procedure to you. Depending on the part of your body being x-rayed, you may be standing up, sitting in a chair or lying down.
Time to complete the scan
Most X-Ray procedures only take 5 – 10 minutes to complete.
What to do after the scan
Our friendly clinical team members will direct you back to a change room and then on to the Front Reception from where you will be free to leave if you have completed all your examinations.
At ClinRad, like all private radiology practices, our billing is governed by Medicare and the rebates they provide. Unlike other private radiology clinics though, ClinRad will always aim to Bulk Bill you for any X-Ray procedure possible provided you have a valid Medicare card.
About the results
Your images and report are sent to your referring Doctor. We recommend that you make an appointment with them to discuss your results.
About the equipment
At ClinRad we use the most up-to-date Digital X-Ray equipment on the market. This helps us to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality images, with the lowest possible radiation dose.
Safety and individual suitability of the scan
Our experienced Radiographers and Radiologist will always work with you and your referring practitioner to ensure you are having the imaging procedure that will provide the most relevant information.