Vancouver Breast Centre   X-Ray 505

Committed to Excellence in Patient Care

Digital General Radiography

Prep:

None for general x-ray.

Appointments:

No appointments needed for general x-ray. The exams are done on a walk-in basis.
Appointments are available in the morning only.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can I see my x-ray?

A. The technologist performs the exam and the radiologist reviews and sends a report to you doctor.

Q. When will my doctor get a report?

A. Usually within a day .

Q. Will the technologist tell me if they see anything wrong?

A. technologists are not allowed to diagnose x-rays. Our Radiologists have years of experience. They will read the x-rays and send a report to your doctor. If there is anything that requires immediate attention, the x-ray will be reviewed today and the referring doctor will be contacted immediately and you will be informed as to the best course of action.

Q. Will my doctor phone me?

A. Every doctor's office has a different procedure. We encourage you to contact your doctor before going in to for your appointment.

Q. Will the X-Ray affect my cell phone?

A. No, but we ask that patients turn off and do not use their cell phones while they are in our office

Q. What do I need to remove for the procedure?

A. Any jewellery around the affected areas. For example, earrings, necklaces, glasses and dentures for upper spines and belly button rings for lower spines. You must remove nylons, tensor bandages and splints unless otherwise advised by your doctor. As well, our technologists will advise removing any clothing with metal components such as zippers for our procedures.

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