Medical Imaging Requisitions available online
Walk In makes it easier for you to get the care you need. Sometimes a doctor may need to order further investigations in order to accurately diagnose, treat, and manage your condition. These tests can include an x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, or even MRI.
Our doctors are able to request medical imaging, where clinically indicated. They are able to send you an imaging requisition which can be taken to a local imaging facility.
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All about Medical Imaging
Need to know where to get an x-ray or other diagnostic images? Walk In can help. Here are some frequently asked questions about medical imaging.
Where do I book medical imaging near me?
You can book an imaging appointment with a medical imaging facility. In British Columbia, the most common facilities are operated by private companies such as West Coast Medical Imaging or Greig & Associates. Alternatively, a requisition can be taken to a hospital’s imaging department. You may need to call ahead of time to book an appointment.
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a quick and painless medical imaging test that uses electromagnetic waves to create diagnostic images of the structures within the body. It is usually best used for looking at harder tissues in the body, such as bone.
How is a X-ray performed?
First, you will register at the medical imaging facility and show proof of your health insurance plan, if you have it. If not, you may have to pay privately. Then, to prevent any interference with the X-ray imaging device, you will be asked to take off certain clothing, accessories, jewelry, and wear a medical gown.
The X-ray technologist will instruct you to stand or lay against the image recording plate or film. The X-ray machine will then produce a small beam of radiation that will pass through your body and record an image on the film. A board-certified radiologist will interpret your X-rays afterwards and send the results to your doctor.
Do X-rays expose you to radiation?
Yes, X-rays do release a very small amount of ionizing radiation in order to display pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones. An chest X-ray, for example, is equivalent to about 0.1 mSv (millisieverts). This is about the same amount of radiation people are exposed to naturally over the course of about 10 days.