Frequently asked questions
Are your procedures bulk billed?
The majority of services provided at Radiology Tasmania practices are bulk billed. Please note, our team will confirm any out-of-pocket costs for individual procedures at the time of your booking. All Pensioners and healthcare card holders are bulk billed.
Do you accept all referral forms?
Yes, we accept all medical imaging referral forms.
How long do I have to use my referral?
GP referrals are valid for 12 months. Please let us know if your referral form has more than one service listed.
For all specialist referrals, speak to our team as the valid timeframes may change.
Can I get a scan without a referral?
No, all services provided by Radiology Tasmania practices require a referral.
Do I need to make an appointment, or can I just walk in?
We offer walk-in services for x-rays at the majority of our practices. Please check with your closest Radiology Tasmania practice to confirm if this service is available to you. Please note, there may be a short wait for walk-in services.
Why is there a wait time for some services?
We work hard to provide patients with an appointment as quickly as possible but for some specific medical imaging services, there may be a wait time.
What is the standard length of an appointment?
This is determined by the scan required. At the time of your booking, our team will inform you of the approximate time your procedure will take.
Why do you need the referral prior to my MRI to confirm the cost and appointment availability?
We require your MRI referral prior to your appointment to ensure that you are booked in for the correct scan required by your doctor. Not all MRI scans are the same, and this ensures that we book you in at the appropriate location and allow adequate time to complete your scan. Please send your MRI referral to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your appointment.
Can someone come into the procedure room with me?
We request that all carers/support people accompanying you to your appointment wait outside or in our reception area. If you have questions about this, please speak to your closest Radiology Tasmania practice. Please note this does not apply to pregnancy scans.
I have been told to fast before my appointment, what does this mean?
For some scans and procedures, you will be required to fast for a period prior to your appointment. This means you need to abstain from all food, water, and other drinks for the specified time.
At the time of your booking, our team will confirm these requirements with you, including details around existing medication or diabetes.
Can I speak to the Radiologist about my images?
Your results will be sent to directly to your GP. You will need to speak to your GP to access these results. If you like, we can also provide you with a copy of your imaging.
Can I get the report sent to another doctor?
Your reports will be sent to the GP who requested your referral. You will need to speak to your GP about your reports being sent to another doctor.
How long does it take to receive my results?
Our team work hard to turn our patient reports around as quickly as possible. Generally, your doctor will receive your report within 2 - 3 working days.
Are your procedures covered by private health insurance?
No. Private health insurance covers medical imaging for private hospital inpatients only.
What are the costs associated with pregnancy exams?
Please speak to your preferred Radiology Tasmania practice regarding the cost of pregnancy exams.