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X-Ray

 

X-Ray, is  a  kind of  radiation which can  penetrate through the  human body and project onto  a film or a detector.  It is widely used in showing foreign objects inside your body, the status of fracture, mammography and bone densitometry. X-Ray is not expensive. Although X-Ray involves radiation, the radiation dose is very low. For example, the amount of radiation dose of a chest X-Ray examination is equal to that of the cosmic radiation dose received from universe during a flight flying from Hong Kong to Japan.

 

Examination Process

 

The examination time takes 5 - 10 minutes, depending on body region. During examination, the patient needs to stand still in front of the film or lie down on the table. The patients should keep steady when radiographers are taking photos outside the X-Ray room.

 

Preparations for Examination

 

  • Please make an appointment. Please bring the latest relevant old films and reports (e.g. X-rays, MRI, CT Scans, etc.) at the time of examination for comparison.
  • Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or suspected that you are pregnant when you make an appointment.
  • Please take off all accessories including earrings, watches and necklaces before the examination.

 

Preparations for Special X Ray  (Barium Meal / Follow through)

 

  • Do not drink or eat for 8 hours prior to the examination.

 

Preparations for Intravenous Urography (I.V.U.)

 

  • Do not drink or eat for 4 hours prior to the examination.
  • Please avoid any alimentary tract contrast tests 7 days prior to the examination.
  • For the patient with Diabetes:
    Please notify our staff 3 days before the examination and bring related medicines on the examination date. You may need to stop Metformin 24 hours before your appointment untill 48 hours after the examinations. You can  resume the drug as usual afterward.
  • For the patient with Asthma or Any Allergies: Please notify our staff 3 days before scheduled appointment for examination. Oral Steroid (40mg Prednisolone at 12 hours before and 40mg Prednisolone at 2 hours before examination) should be prescribed by referring doctor on the day prior to the examination. If you do not have oral steroid, Hydrocortisone will be injected on the day of examination. Charge is HK$300.

 

Preparations for Hysterosalpingogram (H.S.G.)

 

  • Sexual intercourse:
    DO NOT have sex from the first day of menstration till the examination date. The examination should be done after menstruation and within 10 days counting from the first day of menstruation.
  • For the patient with Asthma or Any Allergies:
    Please notify our staff 3 days before scheduled appointment for examination. Oral Steroid (40mg Prednisolone at 12 hours before and 40mg Prednisolone at 2 hours before examination) should be prescribed by referring doctor on the day prior to the examination. If you do not have oral steroid, Hydrocortisone will be injected on the day of examination. Charge is HK$300.

 

Preparations for Fluoroscopic Special Procedure

 

  • Do not drink or eat for 4 hours prior to the examination.
  • Please provide the result of Platelet Count and Prothrombin Time+ INR (PT) within the past two weeks prior to the examination.

 

Price

*The price listed are for reference only. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.