X-Rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation that produces images of the internal structure of the body.Information download
X-Ray images are used to detect fractured bones, signs of arthritis and other potential internal complications. The rays pass through the body at different rates depending upon the density of the tissue. Soft tissues such as muscle and fat are passed through much easier that harder matter such as bone for example. The rays that pass through the body are captured by the x-ray machine to provide an image of the body’s internal structure.
Before you have your x-ray you may be required to remove parts of your clothing and wear a gown to ensure accurate images. The part of your body that is being observed is then placed in front of a cassette plate whilst the Radiographer lines up the x-ray machine. They will then stand behind a protective glass screen whilst your image is taken.
Once the Radiographer is satisfied that the images are accurate the procedure is finished. The taking of the images takes only a few seconds whilst the construction of the films may take several minutes. There is no pain or discomfort caused by the x-rays and you will have your films complete with Radiologist’s report within half an hour from walking into the building in most cases. Remember to take you film along with your report to your next doctor’s appointment.
X-Ray & Imaging have X-Ray machines at nine our practices in Beerwah, Caloundra, Coolum, Cooroy, Golden Beach, Kawana, Maleny and Sippy Downs.