X-ray

Radiological diagnostics

X-ray

X-ray Radiology is the general name for imaging diagnostic tests. With the help of imaging diagnostics, any area or organ of the body can be imaged in great detail. Most radiological examinations, with the exception of ultrasound diagnostics, are performed using X-rays. The radiology department of the Duna Medical Center is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to the quality of the equipment, the expertise and experience of the radiologist and radiology assistants also have a decisive influence on the evaluation of the tests, which is why our institution welcomes patients with highly qualified and experienced specialists.

X-ray

X-rays are suitable for detecting bone fractures, bone infections, joint sprains, joint wear and spinal deformities, and can also be used to examine the lungs, certain soft tissues and the abdominal organs. The recording can be made:

- about the bones that make up the body's skeletal system due to injury, degenerative deviation, suspicion of fracture, bone change, exclusion of other pathological processes, developmental disorder;
- joint bruising, chronic pain, etc. in case of;
- about complaints that are a combination of certain chest and abdominal symptoms, such as acute abdomen, PTX-HTX, TB, etc.,
- about otorhinolaryngological changes, inflammatory changes of the sinuses, as well as
- before surgeries and
- as a supplement to a medical examination.

What age group can be tested?

The X-ray examination can be performed at any age, based on appropriate medical indications. In case of questionable or missing indications, the radiologist questions the patient before the examination in order to obtain a more accurate diagnosis. In a large percentage of cases, this is the first diagnostic method after a thorough physical examination.

Pregnancy is an exclusion condition for this examination, it is possible to deviate from this only after consultation with the radiologist and the referring doctor, in justified cases.


How can the examination be requested?

In our institute, X-ray examinations can be used for a fee, with a prior appointment.

At the Duna Medical Center, with the exception of chest X-rays, a referral is required for all radiological examinations, in which the referring physician describes the history and clinical questions that lead to the request for an X-ray of the region in question.


How does it works? Are there any risks?

During X-ray examinations, imaging is done by producing ionizing radiation. In the organs, part of the X-ray beam is absorbed, while another part passes through the body or is scattered by changing its direction. Radiation can have a harmful effect on the living organism, however, the expected information is more useful in terms of the patient's health than the risk of radiation exposure. In our institute, our state-of-the-art, low-dose digital X-ray device and the patients' conscious radiation protection make it possible to work with the lowest dose necessary for the examination.


What happens during an examination?

X-ray examinations do not require any preparation, you are free to eat and drink, and you can take the medicines you take regularly.

The X-ray examination does not involve any pain. Under the guidance of the assistant, the patient removes clothing, jewelry, or accessories made of any radiation-absorbing material from the given body part in accordance with the examination. Depending on the recordings requested, the examination takes place in different positions, which are set by the assistant. Generally, a two-way recording is made of each body part. During the exposure, the recording takes place in a motionless position and often while inhaling or exhaling. After that, the image is analyzed by a radiologist in front of high-resolution monitors and recorded in a paper-based report. If necessary, the doctor can ask for additional recordings, with which he can establish a more accurate diagnosis.

The time of the examination depends largely on the number of images taken, but one recording usually only takes a few minutes.


When do I get the results?

We will send the written findings to our customers by email within 2-3 working days after the recording. At the patient's prior request, we will also write it out on CD. At our clinic, the recordings are always digitally archived, so the clinician working in-house also has access to his patient's images.


Prices
  • General X-ray by body region
    15 300 Ft
  • Spinal X-ray examination complete (up to 3 spinal segments) - only with medical referral
    31 800 Ft
  • X-ray examination of the spine (up to 2 sections)
    22 900 Ft
Prices are indicative