Yes, there is a waiting area where friends or relatives can wait for you.
If you would like someone to accompany you during your scan, they must
complete a safety questionnaire which will be checked by a Radiographer.
Continue to take prescribed medication unless you are told otherwise.
You will need to remain still during the scan. If you usually take painkillers,
continue to do so, as this may make you more comfortable during the scan.
You can usually pick the results up at the end of the same day of your
examination. If requested by your physician, a report can be called to
him/her the day of the exam. You can get the results from your doctor.
This will depend on the area of the body we are scanning, and which scanner
your appointment is booked for. Most examinations take between 15 and 40
minutes. Please contact us if you require further information.
When you attend the clinic for your examination, the receptionist will
advise you when you will be able to pick up the results. In some cases
we are able to deliver your results to your referring doctor for your convenience.
YES, If your child is under 5, or is unable to go into the examination
room alone, we will allow a family member to accompany them. The family
member choosing to remain with the child must be over 18yrs and be willing
to complete the necessary paper work to confirm there is no possibility
of pregnancy. Patients under 16 years require a guardian to stay.
Unlike CT, MRI does not use radiation. Instead, MRI creates high-quality
images through the combination of a magnetic field and radio waves. MRI
is much more sensitive to the imaging of the soft tissues of the body than
Our highly qualified Registered technologists perform all examinations.
Certain exams require the direct one on one contact with a Radiologist
as well as the technologist. All examinations are overseen by a Radiologist.
At Wesley Medical Imaging we offer many services in addition to x-rays, which require different
equipment. Another person in the waiting room may be having an ultrasound
or CT scan and thus is waiting in a different "line".
It’s necessary for you to arrive early in order to complete or review
your paperwork and prepare you for your examination. Our technologists
need to keep to a strict schedule in order to accommodate the many patients
we see everyday.
The body is a three dimensional structure, but an x-ray is only two-dimensional.
Thus, on a single x-ray the different parts of the body are superimposed
on one another or may overlap one another. By taking more than one x-ray
in different positions, we can better visualize the bones and soft tissues
to detect an abnormality.
It is extremely important to bring any previous studies. The radiologist
needs to see how your current films compare with old ones. This can often
eliminate the need for further studies and also helps to identify any subtle
changes that may have occurred since your last examination. Remember the
more information your Radiologist has the better!
A radiologist is a medical doctor specially trained to interpret x-rays.
Sometimes your doctor will request to see your x-rays in addition to having
the radiologist interpret them. In this case, you can take your films with
you after the radiologist has read them.
The MRI scanner works with strong magnetic fields that build up energy.
The energy is released as loud knocking sounds. Our technologist will offer
you a set of ear plugs to make your exam more comfortable.