X-ray Department

About the X-ray Department

A radiological examination (X-ray) is a common imaging test which allows to look inside the patient’s body using X-rays. It is fast, painless and non-invasive. The procedure is used especially in diagnostics of lung diseases and osteoarticular diseases.
The X-ray Department in St Wojciech’s Hospital is equipped with a digital X-ray system for standard scans and another system for pantomographic and cephalometric scans.

We offer a wide array of radiological examinations:

  • bone and joint X-rays,
  • chest X-ray
  • skull X-ray
  • spine X-ray
  • dental X-ray

Indications for performing a radiological examination of bones and joints:

  • orthopaedic diseases of the osteoarticular system, in order to assess the severity of lesions
  • rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • acquired disorders of the musculoskeletal system
  • congenital disorders of the musculoskeletal system
  • injuries with suspected bone fracture or joint dislocation
  • follow-up X-rays after orthopaedic surgery
  • follow-up X-rays to assess fracture healing
  • acute and chronic osteoarthritis

Indications for performing a chest X-ray:

  • any disease in the area of chest
  • injuries to the thorax
  • developmental disorders of thoracic organs
  • pre- and post-operative imaging of the chest
  • routine X-ray, which should be performed every two years or every year in patients with heightened risk of lung diseases

Preparing for the examination

On the day of the examination please take:

  • an ID bearing a photograph
  • examination referral form filled legibly by a medical doctor, signed and stamped (original)
  • it is advisable to bring medical records of previously undergone examinations and procedures (discharge summaries, descriptions of ultrasound examinations, X-rays)

In order to prepare for an X-ray exam of the lumbosacracal spine, pelvis oraz abdominal cavity, we recommend following these guidelines:

  • 48 hours before the examination: A light diet with the exception of raw vegetables, fruit, dark bread, fizzy drinks and fruit juice, fried meat, any meat with high fat content, peas, beans, cabbage.
  • On the day of the exam remain on an empty stomach: without food, drink and cigarettes. In the morning take two capsules of Espumisan (or another medicine with a similar effect ).
  • Please take all medications that you use on a permanent basis.
  • If possible, make sure you empty your bowels in the morning.

Due to exposure to ionizing radiation, a referral from the treating doctor is required.
CAUTION: Pregnancy is a contraindication for an X-ray exam!

Admission hours

Monday to Friday 8:30-20:00

Saturday 9:00-14:00

Book an appointment

61 62 33 111


Wielkopolskie Centrum Medyczne
Sp z o.o. S.K.A

st. Bolesława Krzywoustego 114
61-144 Poznań, POLAND

Hospital hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00 – 20:00
Sat 8:00 – 16:00

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Call us! +48 61 62 33 111

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