X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.


Following your test you should wait 14 days for the results. Please call on 020 8554 3014 / 0208 554 6287 between 10:00-13:00 for your results. Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to discuss with clinical staff (clinical pharmacist, nurse, health care assistant) and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.

 
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