An x-ray is a picture taken of the inside of the body by a machine that sends out rays of radiation energy. The different parts of your body have different density of body tissues, which vary in their absorption of the x-rays. This process produces shadows, which are captured and displayed on a computer screen.

The different parts of your body have different density of body tissues, which vary in their absorption of the x-rays, therefore can be seen on the screen in varying shades of grey.

At UMI Kingston, x-ray examination is performed on a state-of-the-art cassette-less DR system by highly trained Radiographers.

Preparation
There is no preparation needed. Once at the practice, you may be required to change into a gown asked to remove any jewellery or metallic items from your body as they may interfere with the x-ray image.

Reports
Our Radiologists quickly review the x-ray studies. Some studies may require prolonged reading time and a comparison with previous studies. Reports are prepared and sent to your doctor within 24 hrs, unless otherwise advised.

You will receive a copy of your images on a CD for your records. Our Radiologists discuss any urgent or serious reports directly with your doctor.

You must arrange to see your referring doctor to discuss your report.