General X-Ray Info



Plain film radiography is an integral part of many diagnostic procedures.

From a public health and safety perspective, spinal radiographs taken at our imaging centre generally produce a lower absorbed dose compared to standard medical radiographs because of the use of unique methodology for most examinations. This includes:

  • A typical focal film distance of 150 centimetres. This utilises the inverse square law resulting in a lower patient absorbed dose as well as reduced magnification, less distortion and improved resolution of the final image.
  • The use of a compression band to reduce scatter radiation and contact gonadal shielding secured to the compression band.
  • The use of Shimadzu Sonialvision G4 ultra low dose x-ray equipment.
  • Higher KVp and lower mAs techniques. When combined with a digital plate to capture the images, these techniques deliver high quality images with a patient dose that is As Low As Reasonably Achievable, ALARA.
  • Patient measurement to ensure optimum exposure factors are used.
  • Patient positioning which allows for an increased focal film distance for all standing weight-bearing radiographs.

In addition, the use of standing weight-bearing x-rays can be a useful complement to weight-bearing MRI provided by Bayside Standing MRI.

At our Imaging Centre we provide a range of X-Ray services, which include:

  • Full Spine X-Rays (Imaging of the Neck, Mid Back and Lower Back, Pelvis regions)
  • Cervical Spine X-Rays (Neck region only)
  • Thoracic Spine X-Rays (Mid Back region only)
  • Lumbopelvic X-Rays (Lower Back and Pelvis region only)
  • Single Extremity X-Rays (Images are taken of a smaller concentrated area – Eg Foot, Knee, Hand, Arm, Leg, etc.)

Demonstration of table movement options

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