Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows continuous X-ray images on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie.
What to expect
Our staff will inform you if any preparation is needed for your fluoroscopy procedure.
For some procedures you will need to fast (no food) for 4 hours, but can continue to drink oral fluids prior to the appointment.
If you are, or think you may be pregnant, please tell your Doctor and Radiographer as x-rays can be harmful to an unborn baby. An alternate test may be an option.
What does the procedure cost?
All Medicare rebateable services provided by BHS Radiology are bulk-billed and no additional fees charged.
Commonly Asked Questions
Do I need to bring my referral?
Yes, we are unable to perform your procedure without a referral. If you forget to bring your referral, we will have to reschedule your appointment.
I have a referral for another imaging provider, can I have my test at BHS Radiology?
Yes, we accept all referrals/requests.
Where do I find Radiology?
Radiology is located behind the Emergency Department, closest to the Mair Street entrance of Ballarat Health Services.
Is there a drop-off area and what parking is there available?
Yes, there is a drop-off and pick-up zone available within the multi-storey car park
(there is no fee for drivers using the drop-off zone and staying less than 30 minutes).
Do I need to make an appointment ?
Yes, bookings are essential for all fluoroscopy procedures
How long does it take for my results to come through?
Please allow up to 2 working days for non-urgent results to be sent to your referring doctor, we are unable to give your results to you directly.
To access this service, you must have a referral from a medical provider and an appointment.
To make a booking, call booking enquiries on (03) 5320 4270 or (03) 5320 4271.
Ballarat Base Hospital
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Emergency Radiology is available through the Emergency Department outside these times.
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