X-Ray Imaging

X-ray imaging is one of the most common examinations in radiology. It is used to demonstrate the skeletal system and some soft tissues.

An x-ray examination can only be undertaken following a request from a medical professional such as a doctor, specialist, physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor. You will be provided with a referral form that you must bring with you to your appointment.

Xrays are a form of unseen, high frequency electromagnetic radiation. X-rays are very small and energetic and are produced by accelerating electrons at a metal target. X-rays are used in various medical applications, especially for imaging.


No specific preparation is required for an x-ray examination.  Depending on the area of the body that requires the x-ray, you may be asked to change into a gown and/or remove any jewellery or adornments.

During the examination

A trained Medical Imaging Technologist (MIT) will position you so that the area that requires the x-ray is close to the image plate.  It is important that you remain as still as possible while the x-ray is being taken.

Following your examination

A radiologist will interpret the x-ray images and provide a formal report which will be distributed to your referrer.  This will occur within 24 hours and often much sooner.  However if your examination was urgent a radiologist can make contact directly with the clinician

that referred you to pass on a preliminary report of the findings.

Bay Radiology belongs to the onshore panel physician network for completing Immigration New Zealand chest x-ray examinations.

These examinations require an appointment and are only available at the following locations:

  • Mount Maunganui
  • Whakatane

When you attend your appointment please ensure that you bring your original passport with you, along with the x-ray referral form from your doctor.

The cost of the x-ray examination is $166.00.

Contact Us

0800 467 4260

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  • Suite 4, Promed House, cnr Edgecumbe Road and 10th Avenue, Tauranga
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