After a thorough consultation by your chiropractor you may be X-Rayed. Your chiropractor will utilize on-site X-Ray radiology services allowing for the immediate diagnosis of clinical issues using modern digital X-Ray equipment. Spectrum Imaging runs the on-site imaging service and all studies are examined by specialist radiologists. All Spectrum radiologists are members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and have extensive experience in chiropractic and allied health diagnostic imaging. The on-site X-Ray service is used to ensure your chiropractor thoroughly and quickly understands your clinical issues when deciding the best course of action to improve and maintain your health.
What will happen during my X Ray?
You may be asked to remove some items of clothing and metal objects (e.g. jewellery), and change into a disposable gown. Depending on which area of the body is to be scanned, you will be asked to either lie down on the X-Ray table or stand up next to the X-Ray plate. Our radiographer will position you and move the X-Ray machine over the area of your body being scanned. The radiographer will then walk behind a screen to take the X-Ray. They will ask you not to move while the X-Ray is being taken, which will only be for a few seconds. You may also be asked to hold your breath during this time.
How long will it take?
The entire procedure normally takes 5-10 minutes. Most examinations require 2 or more projections to be taken, usually at right angles, so the radiographer will be positioning you and moving the X-Ray machine multiple times. At the end of the examination the radiographer will ask you to wait for a couple of minutes while they check the images and you can resume normal activity straight after having one.