X-Ray & Dental

X-Ray & Dental

We proudly offer the latest state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to capture high-quality images. You can rest assured that your health care provider will have access to detailed and reliable images to provide you with a more accurate and quicker diagnosis. 

X-Ray is used to image any part of the body and is the most commonly requested imaging examination. Port Macquarie X-Ray offers a comprehensive range of digital X-Ray services. 

OPG is a panoramic X-Ray used for dental patients. We see many children as they venture into orthodontic care. Our staff caters to our smallest patients and our separate waiting room is family friendly.

How are digital images better than conventional X-Rays?

Digital imaging allows the radiographer to adjust and enhance the images on a computer using significantly less radiation than conventional X-Ray systems. Digital X-Rays provide better image quality and diagnostic accuracy. 

With the state-of-the-art digital imaging technology we use, the radiation dose is minimal for general X-Ray. Our staff are highly trained and experienced professionals who take every precaution to minimise the radiation dose using the appropriate technique for the procedure.
If you think you might be pregnant, you MUST tell your doctor and the radiographer before the examination.
It is Port Macquarie X-Ray's policy not to subject patients who may be pregnant to radiation.

Please call us on 02 5525 3000 to book an appointment, ask any questions or to speak to one of our friendly front desk staff.

Alternatively, you may request a callback, and one of our staff can call you in the short while.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the exam take?

X-Ray and OPG Dental exams only take 10 minutes. Your images will be processed immediately after your X-Ray and sent directly to your health care provider.

What should I wear?

If possible, wear loose fitting clothing for X-Ray. 
For Dental OPG, remove jewellery, hair clips, piercings, dentures and hearing aids.

Can I have an X-Ray if I might be pregnant?

If you think you might be pregnant you MUST inform our staff of this possibility before your examination. Our machines use low dose radiation, however it is Port Macquarie X-ray’s policy not to radiate pregnant patients unless medically necessary. This decision will be made by your referring doctor and our radiologist.

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Previous films for the area of clinical interest
  • Medicare or Department of Veteran Affairs card
  • Referral from your Doctor (this is a legal requirement)
  • Workcover details and claim number (if this is a Workcover claim)

What do I need to do to prepare for my X-Ray?

Simply arrive 10 minutes early to check in for your X-Ray. No other preparation is needed.

What can I expect during the X-Ray?

Our friendly staff will greet you and take you to the X-Ray area. Our professional Radiographer will explain the test to you and answer any questions you may have. You may be asked to change into a gown before the examination and remove any jewellery or metal. You may also be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds during the examination.

Is the procedure painful?

X-Rays are painless. You may experience slight discomfort while we position you to assure the best image. Our staff will assist to help you feel as comfortable as possible.

Are there any risks or side effects?

The risks are very low. Our highly skilled staff and our cutting-edge equipment will ensure that you receive the lowest radiation dose possible.
Port Macquarie X-Ray peace of mind through cutting edge technology and experienced, caring staff
Port Macquarie X-Ray peace of mind through cutting edge technology and experienced, caring staff
Port Macquarie X-Ray peace of mind through cutting edge technology and experienced, caring staff

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Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 8am to 12pm
Sunday: Closed

In Case Of An Emergency

Please contact the Accident & Emergency department at Port Macquarie Base Hospital on 02 5524 2000 or call 000