X-ray for Back Pain and Injuries
An X-ray is performed to assist in the accurate diagnosis of back pain as a first line, simple non-invasive diagnostic investigation. Typically a series of images are performed, producing images of the bone and joints of the back, providing an overall view of the structure and quality of bone, alignment and disc height to name a few.
A back X-ray is ideal for diagnosing a spectrum of back and spinal-related issues and injuries, such as:
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Degeneration of the disks and other related problems
- Congenital conditions
- Kyphosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and other abnormalities in the alignment of the spine
One of the concerns most people have with X-rays is their exposure to radiation. At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, we offer the latest in digital imaging technology. Replacing standard X-ray machines are our Digital Radiography units, which use lower radiation doses whilst improving image quality.
How Does Digital Back X-ray Work?
X-ray imaging procedures are quick, painless, and straightforward. During the process, our digital X-ray machine will send a focused beam of low-dose radiation through the part of the body being evaluated— in this case, your back. This produces a digital grey scale image of back that is then to be viewed on a computer screen by your doctor as well as our diagnostic radiologist. Once the source of the pain is identified, an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.
Contact Us for Your Back and Spinal X-Ray Needs
If you require diagnostic imaging for your back pain, contact our team at Melbourne Radiology Clinic today. You can reach us by filling in our online enquiry form or call us on (03) 9667 1667. You can also complete our online booking form to request an appointment.
For qualified patients, digital x-rays are bulk-billed at our clinic, as well as CT scans, and in specific cases, ultrasounds and MRI scans. Learn more about our X-ray bulk billing here.
Referring doctors are welcome to discuss imaging needs with our radiologists to find out whether an X-ray is suitable for their patient’s medical condition.