X-rays are the most common and most widely available examinations we offer and they can be used to image almost any part of the body. Here at Central Queensland Radiology, we use the most up-to-date radiography equipment for general x-rays. We take your images using digital detectors, which are processed via a digital reader. These images are then available for viewing, printing and interpretation by one of our dedicated radiologists. This technology provides very high-quality images and importantly reduces the radiation dose required for your examination. It also significantly reduces the need for repeat examinations and is faster.
The radiation exposure during an x-ray is very low and we take every precaution to ensure this dose is minimised. If you know you are or think you may be pregnant, please tell your referring doctor and the radiographer performing your examination.
There is no preparation needed and there are no after effects. Depending on the body part being examined, you may be required to wear a provided gown. We also request removal of jewellery and body piercing items which may be in the field of view. This makes interpretation of the images more accurate.
Our friendly radiography team will clearly explain what you have to do during the appointment. You may be asked to hold your breath for the x-ray or stay in a certain position, but you will be guided through the process.
QTV House, 5 Aquatic Place, North Rockhampton, QLD, 4701.
Canning Street, Rockhampton, QLD, 4700.
13 Dawson Rd, Gladstone, QLD, 4680, AU.
Park Street, Gladstone, QLD, 4680, AU.
Capricorn Coast Hospital
8 Hoskyn Drive, Yeppoon, Qld, 4703.
69 Hospital Road, Emerald, QLD, 4720, AU.
4 Talford St, The Range, QLD, 4700, AU.
2 Hospital Road, Biloela , QLD, 4715, AU.
Prior to your scan and to ensure optimal imaging, you may be asked to change into a gown. A change cubicle will be provided to ensure your privacy and you will be asked to bring your belongings will you, carry baskets are provided. You will be asked to place your belongings in a suitable location within the room for the duration of your scan. After your scan, you will be provided with a change cubicle to ensure your privacy. Please ensure you have all your belongings with you prior to leaving the department. If you accidentally leave anything behind, please contact our staff to advise and we will endeavour to locate your belongings and return them to you.
An x-ray examination can take from 20 – 30 minutes to complete, depending on the examination requested.
Your results will be sent to your referring doctor.
Most medicare eligible examinations are bulk billed. Fees may apply for some procedures. Our friendly reception staff will advise you on the cost of your procedure at the time of your booking.