Diagnostic imaging FAQs
Q. I have a x ray request from my GP, where can I get my X ray done?
The Walk in and wait service is available on Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm and 8am to 12pm on Saturday
Q. How long will I have to wait in the waiting room?
You will be seen as quickly as possible, usually no more than an hour however at busier times of the day this wait can go up to 2-3 hours. If you do not wish to wait you can be given an appointment for a specific time and day that suits you.
Q. When does my doctor get the results?
Once you have had your x-ray with us it is reported as soon as possible. The results are then sent to the requesting GP. On average your results are back with you GP within 7days.
Q. Will you be able to tell me what you ‘see’?
Unfortunately, radiographers are only allowed to say whether the image taken is technically acceptable. They are unable to comment upon anything clinical. That will be in the report that is completed by a consultant radiologist.
Q. I have to have an Ultrasound Scan, where do I get it done?
Your Doctor will have sent us a referral for you to have a scan. We will contact you to make a convenient appointment date and time. Ultrasounds can only be booked appointments.
Q. Will you be able to tell me what you ‘see’ on ultrasound?
Unfortunately sonographers will not be able to give you your results. A full report will be sent to your GP.
Q. My doctors sent me for an Echo, where do I get this done?
Your Doctor will have sent us a referral for you to have a scan. We will contact you to make a convenient appointment date and time. Echo can only be booked appointments.
Q. Where can I park my car?
There is a pay and display car park opposite the main entrance to our centre.
Q. Can I bring a friend or relative?
You may bring someone with you on the day, however it is unlikely they will be able to come into the X ray, Ultrasound or Echo room with you.
Q. Can I just come in for an X ray?
No you need a referral form written and signed by your doctor