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 Grampians Health Ballarat 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 Grampians Health Ballarat 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 Grampians Health Ballarat.
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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