X-rays are widely recognised as a vital diagnostic examination that can allow a clinician to reach a diagnosis without the requirement for more expensive, lengthy, and potentially invasive tests.
Following a recent expansion of our Westhill clinic we now have a dedicated Siemens X-Ray room that allows us to offer a wide range of radiographic services including muskuloskeletal and chest imaging using the latest digital radiography equipment with advanced technology resulting in faster, high quality image acquisition.
How Do you Book an Appointment?
All investigations require a referral. Upon receipt of a referral and relevant checks undertaken, you will be offered an appointment at a time that is convenient to you. Same day appointments may be available.
If you are required to bring any documentation you will be informed of this. You will also be asked of your preferred method of communication and a reminder of your appointment will be sent to you using this method. If the X-Ray is part of a more extensive health check you will be given details regarding this.
Why book an X-Ray appointment at ROC?
What if I don’t have a pre-booked appointment?
If you don’t have a pre-booked appointment and are attending the clinic on the day of your X-ray, you may be required to take a referral form from your clinician or healthcare professional with you. Appointments are limited and you may not be able to have your X-ray if you have not contacted first. Please note that you will not be allowed access into the building without an appointment and you may have to call us from outside the building to inform us of your needs.
You may also be referred to the Imaging Department by one of our specialist clinicians or GPs as part of your consultation.
What to expect during your appointment?
On arrival at ROC Clinic, please check-in at Reception on the Ground Floor. You will then be directed to our Imaging Department where you will be met by one of our radiography team members.
There are changing rooms available for patients who may be required to change into one of our gowns for their examination or who have valuables that they may wish to store securely.
The radiographer will explain the examination and give you an opportunity to discuss any queries or concerns you may have regarding this.
Depending on what part of your body is being x-rayed it may be necessary to change into one of our gowns. You may also be asked to remove any metallic objects or clothing/footwear from the area being imaged. This is to ensure we obtain a high quality, diagnostic image.
You may be required to sit, stand, or lie for your exam but the radiographer will explain what is required and ensure you understand and are comfortable at each stage. It may be necessary to take images from different angles either by moving the equipment or the part of the body being examined, such as your wrist or ankle. The examination will generally take less than 10 minutes.
As ROC has a digital radiography system, the radiographer will be able to check that the images are of a diagnostic quality prior to you leaving the X ray room.
What happens after my appointment?
If your X-ray examination was done either as part of a more extensive health check or a consultation with one of our clinicians, you may be required to return to our clinic reception following your exam.
More commonly the radiographer will inform you that you are free to leave and will advise on the procedure for obtaining the results of your x-ray.
A Consultant Radiologist will produce a clinical diagnostic report of your images and this will be sent to your referring clinician.
Your clinician will then contact you to discuss the results. You will also receive a copy of the report.