Specialised X-ray equipment can be used to X-ray larger areas of the body. This is achieved by doing a series of smaller X-rays in a single pass and then stitching them together. This is commonly used to assess spine or leg alignment.

Procedure

You will be asked to stand with your back against a specialised screen. The specialised screen is for stability as well as aligning the stitched X-rays together. The radiographer will assist you into the proper position before aligning the X-ray equipment. The X-ray will take a few seconds, during this time some of the X-ray equipment will move near you. You and the specialised screen remain stationary.

For some stitched X-rays a marker may be used to allow true sizing measurements. The marker is commonly placed on the inside of your distal thigh using a special tape that can be easily removed. The radiographer will help position this marker for you if it is required.

These X-Rays can be performed at the following clinics:

Before your Scan

There is no preparation required for an X-Ray.

You may be asked to remove some of your clothes and jewellery so they don’t get in the way of the image and potentially hide an important finding.

If clothes are to be removed you will be given a gown to wear.

Duration

15 minutes