Mandurah Medical Imaging

If you have a specific question about your appointment or exam please call, advice given here is general in nature.

For preparation specific to your exam please call on 9544 5252, or email info@mmimaging.com.au

Can I bring somebody with me?

Yes, there is a waiting area where friends or relatives can wait for you, and room for 1 additional person in the room for the appointment.

Can I eat and drink?

Yes, unless you are told otherwise.

How much will my examination cost?

If your examination meets specific Medicare requirements, your examination will be BULK BILLED. There are some examinations and/or multiple examinations which will incur a private fee, but you will be informed of this at the time of booking.

Do I have to stop taking medication?

Continue to take prescribed medication unless you are told otherwise. You will need to remain still during the scan. If you usually take painkillers, continue to do so, as this may make you more comfortable during the scan.

Does my doctor need to see my images?

Usually a written report from the radiologist is sufficient. Some doctors such as orthopedic surgeons and chiropractors do need to see the images. We provide free online image access for all referrers.

How and when will I get the results of the exam?

You can usually pick the results within 24 hours of the examination. You will need to collect these from your referring doctor.
If requested by your physician, a report can be called to him/her on the day of the exam. 

How long will my scan take?

This will depend on the area of the body we are scanning, and which scanner your appointment is booked for. Most examinations take between 15 and 40 minutes. Please contact us if you require further information.

How will I feel after the exam?

In most cases, you can resume normal activity immediately.

My child is having an examination. Will I be able to stay with him/her during the exam?

YES, We will allow a family member to accompany them. The family member choosing to remain with the child must be over 18yrs and be willing to complete the necessary paper work. Patients under 16 years require a guardian to stay.

Who will perform my exam?

Our highly qualified Registered technologists perform all examinations. Certain exams require the direct one on one contact with a Radiologist as well as the technologist. 

Why do I need to arrive before my actual appointment time?

It’s necessary for you to arrive early in order to complete or review your paperwork and prepare you for your examination. Our technologists need to keep to a strict schedule in order to accommodate the many patients we see everyday.

Why do you need all of my prior images?

It is extremely important to bring any previous studies. The radiologist needs to see how your current films compare with old ones. This can often eliminate the need for further studies and also helps to identify any subtle changes that may have occurred since your last examination. Remember the more information your Radiologist has the better!

Why does the radiologist have to look at my images? Doesn’t my doctor look at them?

A radiologist is a medical doctor specially trained to interpret medical imaging. Sometimes your doctor will request to see your x-rays in addition to having the radiologist interpret them. In this case, you can take your films with you after the radiologist has read them.

Will I have to change my clothes?

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes. However, our technologist will provide you with a gown to change into.

Will the technologist see anything wrong with my images?

The technologists are not qualified to read your images. When they check them, it is to make sure the quality is good enough for the radiologist to interpret them.

Will there be any problems if I have had surgery in which metal has been implanted?

As a rule, no. However, please be sure to notify our technologist of any prior surgeries before your exam.

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