This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.
An X-ray is an imaging test used to produce images of the body, particularly the bones and joints, chest, abdomen and pelvis. It is generated by the passing x-rays from an x-ray source machine, through the part of the patient that needs imaging and onto a digital x-ray detector on the other side. The different tissues in the body absorb the x-rays by differing amounts according to their density and change the energy of the x-ray photons, altering how they expose the x-ray detector (similar to light affecting photographic film). X-rays are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum (which includes visible light) and are a form of ionising radiation. The procedure is quick and completely painless meaning that it can provide an effective way to quickly diagnose certain problems without the need to perform more extensive/expensive tests such as ultrasound, CT and MRI. The resulting image will be evaluated and reported by one of our expert radiologists so that your doctor or surgeon has the information they need when you see them.