Sport Health Service
Our convenient portable imaging devices can be easily set up at sporting events and mobile clinics. Our personalised service, advanced high-speed equipment and professional staff make DR Xray Company Limited the premier medical imaging provider at sporting events nationwide.
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What You Need to Know About Your Appointment
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a common imaging test, using electromagnetic waves, that helps your doctor view the inside of your body without having to make an incision. This helps them diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.
How should I prepare for an X-ray?
X-rays are standard procedures. In most cases, you won’t need to take special steps to prepare for them. You may, however, want to wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in.
What do I need to make an appointment for an X-ray?
You must first visit a doctor, explain your symptoms, and receive a written request for an X-ray.
Why do I need a request from a doctor to get an X-ray?
It is a legal requirement that only doctors, and other suitably qualified practitioners, request an X-ray. Based on their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, they will know which parts of the body are to be imaged, and in what way, to determine a diagnosis.
How long does the X-ray exam take?
The amount of time depends on the particular body part being imaged, as well as the number of body parts being imaged. Most general X-ray exams take no more than 15 minutes. It should be noted that for an in-home application, the radiographer will have to set up for the examination and this preparation time will add to the overall time of the exam.
Who will be taking the X-ray?
An experienced radiographer who has graduated from a recognised radiography program and holds current registration with the Radiographers’ Board.
Does taking an X-ray hurt?
Taking the X-ray itself is like posing and taking a picture with a normal camera or cell phone. However, just like posing for a picture, the radiographer may need to position you to take the X-ray, and that may be momentarily uncomfortable.
Are taking X-rays harmful?
X-rays are powerful, non-invasive diagnostic tools, but all forms of radiation are considered to be harmful (such as being out in the sun or even flying). Yet, the radiation delivered by the X-ray machine is measured and timed (in milliseconds) and the information gathered is of a greater diagnostic benefit than the remote possibility of injury due to exposure. In addition, for most procedures, patients are provided with shields to limit radiation exposure to the area being examined.
What will I get after the procedure?
After the diagnostic images are processed, you will be given a CD with the images taken. If you prefer, the images and a radiologist report can also be forwarded to you and your doctor via email and upon request.
Can the radiographer read my X-ray?
No. Legally it is the responsibility of your attending physician or radiologist to view and interpret the X-ray image.
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan is a non-invasive, painless medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It is also known as sonography.
How should I prepare for an ultrasound?
Preparation will differ depending on the area and organ scanned. To produce good quality images, the patient is asked to fast for at least eight to 12 hours prior to the exam. For other examinations, you may be asked to drink a lot of water e.g. a bladder examination. Be sure to follow our staff’s directions after making your appointment.
What do I need to make an appointment for an ultrasound?
You must first visit a doctor, and receive a written referral to access an ultrasound.
How long does the ultrasound exam take?
The amount of time depends on the particular body part being imaged. Most general ultrasound exams take approximately 30 minutes. It should be noted that for an in-home application, the sonographer will have to set up for the examination and this preparation time will add to the overall time of the exam.
Who will be taking the ultrasound?
An experienced sonographer who has graduated from a recognised sonography program and holds current registration with the Radiographers’ Board.
What will the sonographer do?
The sonographer will apply an odourless and water-soluble gel to your skin. This helps to transmit the sound waves and allows the probe or transducer to slide easily over your skin while taking pictures.
Does having an ultrasound hurt?
No. The entire ultrasound procedure is non-invasive and pain-free.
Are taking ultrasounds harmful?
Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasounds use no radiation and the sound waves produced are not harmful when properly applied for the purpose of medical diagnostic imaging.
What will I get after the procedure?
After the diagnostic images are processed, you will be given a CD with the images taken. If you prefer, the images and a sonographer’s report can also be forwarded to you and your doctor via email and upon request.
Can the sonographer read my ultrasound?
Yes, sonographers who are registered with the Radiographers’ Board can legally read the images and prepare a report. Our reporting system is robust, and the sonographer is always in close communication with our radiologist for quality control and assurance.
Other Service Locations
We make home visits for clients who are immuno-compromised or suffering limited mobility.
Our mobile imaging teams are available to hospices, nursing homes, and all other continuing care communities.
We offer convenient mobile imaging services to executives with busy schedules and requiring an in-office visit.
Our mobile teams partner with private practices interested in outsourcing diagnostic imaging.
We work with a full range of medical facilities to provide immediate diagnostic results and expert client care.
Our convenient portable imaging devices can be easily set up at sporting events and mobile clinics.
We offer mobile imaging services to military, correctional, airport, and immigration facilities.
Our portable imaging services are available to veterinary clinics outsourcing diagnostic imaging.