OPG (Orthopantomogram)

OPG (Orthopantomogram)

OPG’s are available at BMI Geelong Private Hospital. BMI generally offers a “walk in” service for OPG with no appointment necessary, during the following times:

Monday – Friday 8.30 to 12:30pm and 2:00 to 4:30pm

Simply present at reception with your referral and your Medicare card, and we will check your details before your imaging. We can schedule your x-ray at your preferred BMI location and an appointment confirmation letter will be sent for advanced bookings.

What to expect?

The radiographer will ask you to stand in the machine and to bite gently on a covered mouth piece to steady your head. As the x-ray tube moves around your head, the imaging plate moves in the opposite direction. This generates an image where the jaw is in focus, and the skull is blurred.

What is an OPG ?

An OPG is an X-ray that shows panoramic views of the mouth giving information on the teeth and the bones of the upper and lower jaw.

How long does an OPG take?

An OPG takes approximately five minutes.

Preparation for OPG?

No preparation is necessary for the test other than the removal of all jewellery in the region of your head, face and neck, such as piercings, ear rings, hair clips, necklaces and any dentures.

Safety Issues

Further information on Radiation can be found under our FAQ section.

Contact Us

If you require further information regarding an OPG please call Barwon Medical Imaging on T. 4215 0300