Need to talk? Call 1800 882 436.
It's a free call with a maternal child health nurse. *call charges may apply from your mobile

Is it an emergency? Dial 000
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.

beginning of content

Search results for: "X-rays"

Need more information?

Radiation exposure during pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, you might be worried about x-rays and other forms of radiation. It's important you discuss these concerns with your doctor.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Radiation... and its uses in Hospitals for Diagnostic Testing | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The word "X-ray" or "scan" will often be used by the doctor while talking about a test or treatment for your child

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is IVP (Intravenous pyelogram)? An IVP examination is a series of X-rays to show your child's kidneys and bladder (the urinary system)

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

What parents should know about CT scans for children | ARPANSA

A CT scan is an X-ray imaging technique that is used on people of all ages, including children. CT scans are vitally important for quickly investigating serious health problems inside the body, for example, bleeding inside the skull after a fracture. CT scans provide more information than a plain X-ray image.

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

Contrast swallow, contrast meal and follow through | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is contrast swallow, contrast meal and follow through?  A contrast swallow, contrast meal and follow through examination is a series of X-rays to show your child’s upper digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach and the small intestine) after swallowing a clear liquid that can be seen with x-rays

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Contrast enema | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a contrast enema? A contrast enema examination is a series or X-rays taken to show your child’s large bowel, colon and rectum, by filling the bowel with contrast

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Radiation Risk of Medical Imaging During Pregnancy - InsideRadiology

InsideRadiology provides free and easily accessible, accurate, up to date and credible information about medical imaging tests and procedures.

Read more on InsideRadiology website

How is cancer diagnosed? | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on the most common tests that a child might have to investigate their symptoms and diagnose their cancer.

Read more on Cancer Australia website

CT scan (computerised tomography) | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a CT scan? CT stands for "computerised tomography"

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Gastrostomy | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is a gastrostomy? A gastrostomy is an opening placed directly into the stomach

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

This information is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this publication or any part of it may not be reproduced, altered, adapted, stored and/or distributed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Healthdirect Australia.