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How On-Site X-Rays Can Lead to Faster and More Accurate Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Problems

By Dr. Nash Anderson. B.Sc. M.Chiro, Doctor of Chiropractic

We at Tuggeranong Chiropractic Centre recognise the value of a prompt and precise diagnosis for musculoskeletal issues. To accomplish this, we provide our patients with on-site X-rays as a useful tool for spotting problems with the spine and joints. We’ll examine the advantages of on-site X-rays in this article and how they can result in quicker and more precise diagnosis.

What are On-Site X-Rays?
On-site X-rays are a form of imaging method that creates precise images of the spine’s bones and joints using low doses of radiation. Modern digital X-ray equipment that uses significantly less radiation than conventional X-rays is used at Tuggeranong Chiropractic Centre. As a result, we can provide our patients faster and safer imaging. This technology is provided on-site, or at our location.

The benefits of On-site Xrays

In-office X-rays have a number of advantages when it comes to musculoskeletal condition diagnosis. One benefit is that they can be finished fast and effectively without requiring further appointments or referrals. This enables us to diagnose issues more quickly, which may result in earlier treatment and better results and quicker referral times to your GP. Furthermore, on-site X-rays provide our chiropractors quick access to the pictures, enabling them to make diagnoses and design treatment regimens that are more precise.

What to Expect During an On-Site X-Ray

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities at Tuggeranong Chiropractic Centre when doing an on-site X-ray. It is quick and painless, and it usually only takes a few minutes to finish. Metal-containing apparel, such as bras, may need to be taken off in order to assure the accuracy of the X-ray. It is advised to wear a non-metal bra for your appointment if you have one. An image of your spine or joints will then be taken when you sit or stand still in front of a digital X-ray machine. Prior to the xrays being taken, our chiropractors will go over any possible dangers or side effects with you. You can voice any questions or concerns at any time.

Are X-Rays Dangerous?

The radiation needed for modern digital X-rays, like those used at Tuggeranong Chiropractic Centre, is substantially lower than in the past. The dangers related to X-rays are typically regarded as negligible due to the small total dose. The dose, however, may change based on the size and density of the target area. A hand X-ray, for instance, uses less radiation than a lower back X-ray. It’s crucial to let your chiropractor know if you’ve recently received X-rays, CT scans, or radiotherapy. Although there is a negligible overall danger associated with the type of musculoskeletal X-rays, we are aware of the long-term effects of radiation and xrays are only taken with both consent and a full understanding of your current health situation. Our staff is happy to address any worries you may have with us. 


On-site X-rays are a crucial diagnostic tool for musculoskeletal issues, and they provide a number of advantages for patients. At Tuggeranong Chiropractic Centre, we are dedicated to employing the most up-to-date tools and methods to deliver the most precise and successful therapy. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with us if you are suffering from back pain, joint discomfort, or any other musculoskeletal issue to contact us with the comfort of knowing we have on-site X-rays in case they’re required.

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