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
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 $163.00.
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