- Public service
The Sipoo X-ray Clinic serves special health care and municipal basic health care patients in the entire HUS region, regardless of the patient’s municipality of residence. You need an electronic referral for the examinations. The Sipoo X-ray Unit services include basic X-ray examinations (X-ray imaging of the skeleton and lungs, and panoramic imaging of teeth).
The following scans are not included in Sipoo X-ray services:
- scoliosis scans of the spine, and mechanical axial scans of the lower limbs (done in Porvoo hospital X-ray unit)
- bone density measurements (Elielinaukio X-ray unit, Helsinki)
- ultrasound imaging (Porvoo hospital X-ray unit)
A referral written in any of the HUS care units is valid in all HUS Imaging units.
Do the following
You may visit the Sipoo X-ray unit also without an appointment for basic imaging. If you wish to make an appointment, you can do so online by clicking at the link on this site. Choose “X-ray” at the appointment menu. If you have several referrals to the X-ray services, please make sure to make two consecutive appointments. You can also make an appointment by calling us, or when you make an appointment to see a doctor, for example after your previous visit to a doctor.
In order to hear the results, make an X-ray results appointment (telephone or reception appointment) with a doctor or a nurse.
To whom and on what terms
A referral from a physician is always needed in public health care. Private service providers offer imaging services also without a referral.
All examinations are carried out following a referral only. The referral is written by a doctor in your health care centre, or by a hospital district doctor. Municipal imaging units do not carry out examinations following a referral written by private doctors.
Imaging can be used for examination of illnesses and follow-up of treatment. Various imaging techniques are used to create images of an organ or its components. Imaging includes X-rays and computed tomography, MRI and ultrasound examinations, thermal imaging and isotope analyses. Bodily functions, including sleep, alertness or electrical activity in the brain, may also be imaged.
Imaging is performed by hospitals, health centres and private service providers. Some images may also be taken at home.