X-ray or skan
In our town, the difference in having a simple X-ray or a more specific scan is determined by how long you have to wait. For a simple X-ray, you join the queue, which starts at 8am each morning - they don't make appointments. For a scan - you need to make an appointment. It may well be sometime in the next three weeks, depends on who orders them. A specialist surgeon can have the appointment made the next day, but a GP - get onto the waiting list. No matter who orders them, you have to come up with between $50 - $100 - paid before you walk in the door. Makes it a bit difficult, but so far, by careful management, I've come up with the money. Don't know how much longer I can do it though. Last two weeks have cost me over $275.