We operate on an appointment basis. To make an appointment at Timaru Radiology, call (03) 688 3314. We can generally accommodate same day appointments or the following day.
X-rays always need a referral from your licensed health care provider. This includes Specialists, GPs, Physios and Chiropractors. X-rays can be done privately or as injury related (ACC) referrals. Charges and surcharges can be discussed upon booking.
A report will be sent to your referrer on the next business day. You can obtain your results from your referrer after this time. Any urgent matters will be discussed with your referrer on the day of your x-ray so appropriate steps can be taken for any treatment required.
There is no special preparation for general radiography. You may be required to change into a gown for your examination, and to remove jewellery, dentures, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could obscure the x-ray images. Women should always inform their doctor or the x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.