XRAY PROFESSIONAL Services
At Xray Professionals, we provide:
- ACC XRAYS
- GENERAL XRAYS
- XRAYS UNDER SOUTHERN CROSS INSURANCE
- POAC XRAYS
Our clinic is in a convenient location located at the Northmed precinct in Northcote. We are near the Northcote motorway exit, so we are able to cater to our customers who live or work anywhere on the North Shore. We are only a short drive away from Birkenhead, Glenfield, Beachhaven, Hillcrest, Takapuna and Milford.
We are able to ensure that our patients can obtain their x-rays with minimal disruption to their day, and know the results will be available within 24 hours.
Referrers can view the images immediately on Inteleviewer.
X-Ray Professionals will be happy to produce the quality images you require to assist in the diagnosis of your problem.
All general x-rays require a referral form from a registered health professional. There is a fee for private x-rays, so please contact us if you would like to request a quote. Please let us know if you have insurance as we might be able to bill your insurance directly.
Is there a charge for ACC xrays?
Yes, we have an ACC surcharge. Please contact us to discuss this further.
We do consider hardship waivers so please let us know your circumstances at time of booking and we will see if you are eligible for this.
Can I get my images on a disc?
Yes, please ask our radiographer if you would like a CD.
We store your x-rays digitally for 10 years, so rest assured that we will have a copy available on request.
If this is for a refferer, most now view all images on line, as this is quicker and they are able to see the images before your specialist appointment.
Can you send my x-rays through email?
Unfortunately no, the xray images are too large to send through email. They also require a viewing app which is installed on the CD when we burn it. Without this app, the images cannot open.
How does my referrer get the report or see the images?
Our service is digital. The images are sent to our Radiologist who reports them, and the report is then sent to your referrer.
All the images and report can be viewed by medical professionals on inteleviewer, upon completion of your x-rays. The report is available within 24 hours.
WHAT ARE X-RAYS
The original use of x-rays was for imaging bones, which were easily distinguishable from soft tissues on the film that was available at the time. However, more accurate focusing systems and more sensitive detection methods, such as improved electronic imaging sensors, have made it possible to distinguish increasingly fine detail and subtle differences in tissue density, while using much lower exposure levels. X-Ray imaging examinations are recognised as a valuable tool for a wide range of examinations and procedures. They are used as a noninvasive and painless method for disgnosing disease and monitoring therapy, as well as supporting medical and surgical treatment planning.
X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. He was awarded the Nobel prize in physics in 1901. According to NobelPrize.org, "X-rays are produced when electrons strike a metal target. The electrons are liberated from the heated filament and accelerated by a high voltage towards the metal target." When the electrons strike the target, their energy is converted to X-rays.
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, infrared radiation, visible light , ultraviolet radiation and microwaves.
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