Box Hill X-Ray

General X-rays are effective in the investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing patient care for a wide range of conditions. At Imaging Associates Box Hill clinic, we offer the latest in comprehensive X-ray imaging, both weight-bearing and table-based, and tailored to meet your individual diagnostic and treatment needs.

Friendly Radiographer performs an X-Ray at Imaging Associates Box hill

General X-rays are effective in the investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing patient care for a wide range of conditions. At Imaging Associates Box Hill clinic, we offer the latest in comprehensive X-ray imaging, both weight-bearing and table-based, and tailored to meet your individual diagnostic and treatment needs.

Commonly, general X-rays are used for the following conditions:

  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacrococcygeal spine imaging
  • Conditions affecting the Shoulder, Clavicle, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist Hand and Fingers
  • Chest, Ribs and sternum
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis, Sacroiliac joints and Hip
  • Conditions affecting lower extremities including Femur, Knee, Tibia and Fibula, Ankle, Foot and Toes

Specialist X-Ray Services

In addition to general X-Rays our Box Hill clinic offers more specialised X-ray services including:

Dental Imaging X-Rays including Orthopantograms (OPG), Lateral Cephalogram, and Conebeam scans. OPG examinations are useful in assessing tooth alignment, impacted teeth, infections, trauma, and pre and post-implant surgery evaluations. Your dentist will generally request an OPG scan prior to extractions and in the case of infection, tooth alignment, caries, impacted teeth, trauma and TM joints.

Lateral Cephalograms are performed to assess the alignment of the bite and are mainly performed in younger patients.

Conebeam CT scans are performed to assess bone height and width prior to dental implant surgery as well as post-surgery, to check the position of the implants. Conebeam CT scans are primarily referred by dental specialists. This type of scan is eligible for a Medicare rebate if referred by a specialist or GP.

Fluoroscopy Imaging is a type of technique that uses X-rays to show moving images in the body. Using fluoroscopy, we conduct barium studies, which aid in diagnosing conditions such as swallowing disorders. It is used prior to and post operatively for patients undergoing weight loss surgery. Our fluoroscopy-guided joint injections ensure precise needle placement for effective pain management and weight-bearing long leg and full spinal imaging can diagnose joint issues and spinal abnormalities.

DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Imaging: DEXA scans most often involve scanning the lumbar spine and hip to evaluate bone density levels, which is essential in assessing the risk or progress of osteoporosis. Medicare rebates are available for eligible patients, including those over 70

years of age. Patients under 70 years of age who have been diagnosed with specific conditions including low traumatic fracture, early onset menopause, gut malabsorption conditions, hypothyroidism, liver disease or renal disease can be eligible for a DEXA and may claim a Medicare rebate.

Understanding X-Ray Technology

X-ray technology involves a small amount of ionising radiation from the X-ray tube being directed to the body part being examined. This passes through the body onto the detector plate which then allows an image to be produced on the computer screen.

X-Rays are particularly effective for visualising bones, as they absorb radiation more readily than soft tissue. Internal organs are much harder to visualise using general x-ray imaging due to the nature of the tissue. This is why when looking at some organs like stomach, small bowel and large bowel you need to use a contrast ingested by the patient to see them more clearly.

Advantages of X-Ray Imaging

Some X-ray examinations will be performed instead of a CT scan, as X-ray expose patients to less radiation, making it a safer option for certain examinations.

For patients who suffer from extreme claustrophobia and may be unable to undergo an MRI scan, then depending on the area being examined, an X-ray may be used instead.

X-ray imaging is accessible and cost effective when compared to MRI and CT scans. At our Box Hill Clinic most X-Rays are bulk-billed, and while we do recommend making an appointment for your procedure, for most X-rays, whenever possible we will do our best to accommodate walk in patients. Simply visit our Box Hill Clinic with your referral at a time that is convenient for you. We do suggest that you make an appointment by phoning us or online for specialised imaging, including Dexa, Fluoroscopy and Dental Imaging appointments.

Ensuring Quality and Accuracy at Box Hill

Our staff are highly qualified and experienced medical professionals. We ensure the highest standards of imaging quality with our caring and highly trained team and rigorous quality control measures. All X-ray images are meticulously reviewed and interpreted by radiologists who are amongst the best in their field of expertise, and who prepare a comprehensive report for your referring doctor.

Box Hill X-Ray Patient Care

Our aim is to provide all of our patients with an exceptional level of care, compassion and kindness. When you visit our Box Hill clinic, we do our very best to make your appointment and your examination stress free, seamless and comfortable. Our staff will ensure that you receive all the information you need prior to, during and after your procedure.

No preparation is required for general X-ray examinations; for most X-rays your clothing can be left on. You may be asked to change into a gown if the area being examined is obscured by metal zips, buckles, clips or belts. Similarly, you may be asked to remove any jewellery or body piercings if they are in the field being examined. Where there are pre-procedure requirements for specific procedures you will be fully informed about these at the time of making your appointment.

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Imaging Associates Box Hill

Box Hill

Imaging Associates Box Hill utilises the latest in medical imaging technology and equipment to provide exceptional image and report quality to patients and their referring clinicians.

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