Radiography (X-ray)

Radiography examination uses X-rays to produce images of bones and internal organs like lungs and kidneys. Usually, it is the first basic exam used to screen for medical conditions, before doing more specialized examinations.

Conventional radiography is used to diagnose lesions, calcifications or fractures, osteoporosis and arthritis. Images of every bone, spine, skull, nose and abdomen are easily produced with X-rays.

X-ray examinations are provided by the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

How to access our services?

  • You do not need an appointment for a conventional X-ray exam, but you do need a physician’s referral.
  • You may report to the admission desk anytime between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Health Card
  • Physician’s referral

When you arrive

  • Please report to the admission desk.
  • After registration, a clerk will guide you directions to the room where the exam will be done.
  • As there are no appointments, there might be a waiting period.

Preparation and procedure

  • An X-ray exam requires no special preparation.
  • If you are or may be pregnant, please inform the technologist who will take necessary precautions for your health and safety. Some imaging tests are not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Depending on the body area to be examined, you may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes and wear a hospital gown during the exam.
  • You may also be asked to remove your eyeglasses, jewellery, belt, dentures or other metal objects.
  • During the exam, you could be lying on a table or standing, depending on the type of exam.
  • The exam is painless.
  • The exam could take up to 12 minutes.

Test results

  • The hospital will send the test results to your family doctor within 10 working days.
  • You must book an appointment with your family doctor or health-care professional that sent us the referral to discuss your test results.