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X-rays

At Wellington Horizon Radiology we use the latest digital technology to produce the highest quality x-ray images at the lowest possible cost.

By moving to digital we can view x-rays immediately and send results over our secure authorised internet to your referrer.

  • Typical procedure time: 15-30 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • ACC X-ray Fee from: $25
  • Community Radiology Co-Payment from: $20
  • Private X-ray Fee from: $95

Musculoskeletal and General Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal and general ultrasound scans are performed by highly trained sonographers working under the supervision of senior radiologists.

You can be confident your scans will be reported by specialists. Ultrasound procedures are safe and cause no discomfort.

Some scans require preparation, please make sure you follow the instructions you are given when making your booking.

  • Typical procedure time: 30 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • ACC Ultrasound Fee from: $25
  • Community Radiology Co-Payment from: $40
  • Private Ultrasound Fee: $180 – $300+
  • Please contact us for your private fee estimate

Pregnancy Ultrasound

Pregnancy scans are performed by highly trained sonographers working under the supervision of senior radiologists. You can be confident your scans will be reported by specialists. Ultrasound procedures are safe and cause no discomfort. If you qualify for free maternity care in New Zealand, most of our scans are free of charge to you.

For pregnancy scans up to 14 weeks you will need to have a full bladder. Empty your bladder one hour before the scan and drink 750mLs of water over the next half hour. Do not empty your bladder until after your scan.

  • Typical procedure time: 20-30 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • There is no charge for pregnancy scans, except for:
  • Nuchal Scan (12 – 14 weeks): $25
  • Non-Resident Fee: $180

Immigration Chest X-ray

Our Wellington clinic is part of the Onshore Panel Physician Network for Immigration New Zealand. This means we are approved to perform immigration X-rays.

You must bring your original passport with you to your appointment. 

  • Typical procedure time: 20 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • Immigration Chest X-ray: $110 – $140

Ultrasound Guided Injection

Our radiologist uses ultrasound guidance to identify the exact spot for steroid injection into your joint or tendon (as opposed to ‘going in blind’).

In most cases, the needle used is very small so there’s no need to worry if you have a needle phobia.

Steroid injections are performed at our Wellington clinic.

  • Typical procedure time: 30 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • ACC Steroid Injection Fee: $50
  • Private Steroid Injection Fee: $350

PRP Injections

PRP Injections are performed at our Wellington clinic.

Using the patients own blood, specially prepared platelets are taken and then re-injected into the affected area under ultrasound guidance to ensure accuracy. The procedure takes up to 1 hour.

Do not take anti-inflammatory medications for one week before your injection.

  • Typical procedure time: 60 minutes
  • Appointment required: Yes
  • Price On Asking
  • Please contact us for a fee estimate

What patients ask regularly about

Do I need to prepare for my ultrasound or x-ray?

Pregnancy to 14 weeks / Pelvic & Kidney, Bladder, Prostate ultrasounds – You will need a full bladder. Empty your bladder one hour before the scan and drink 750mLs of water over the next half hour. Do not empty your bladder under after your scan.
Abdominal /Liver & Gallbladder ultrasound – You need to fast (i.e. no food) for 6 hours before the scan. You can drink water, black tea and coffee but no milk, sugar or juice. You can take medication as usual but if you must take your medication with food, you may eat 2 dry crackers.
Abdominal & Pelvic ultrasound – You need to fast (i.e. no food) for 6 hours before the scan and have a full bladder of water.
If you are having an x-ray you do not need to prepare, just turn up with your referral form.

What do I need to bring with me?

You must bring your referral form with you, we cannot see you without this.
If you are seeing us for an Immigration chest x-ray you must bring your original passport with you, and an eMedical number (if you have one).

How much will my scan cost?

Contact us for a quote – We may need to see your referral form to give you an accurate idea of the cost.

Can I get my x-ray done at your Porirua clinic?

Unfortunately we currently only provide ultrasound services at our Porirua clinic. You are welcome to make a booking at our Wellington clinic, where we can see you for both x-ray and ultrasound at the same time.

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