X-ray Diagnosis

X-rays help your practitioner to quickly and correctly diagnose fractures or breaks in bones, dislocations, degeneration, thinning of bones, infections in bones and joints, developmental abnormalities, and certain types of tumors.

Are chiropractors able to take and interpret their own radiographs (X-Rays)?

Radiographic imaging (X-ray) is part of the suite of diagnostic procedures used by chiropractors, either in a chiropractic office or through referral.
Chiropractors receive training in radiology and radiography as part of their chiropractic education.
Chiropractors undertaking their own radiography must ensure that they meet their local state and territory requirements by:

  • holding the required radiography licence(s), and
  • ensuring that their equipment is approved and registered by the appropriate authorities.