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CORONAVIRUS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS -  PLEASE SEE THE CORONAVIRUS PAGE IN "FURTHER

INFORMATION" TO FIND INFORMATION ON HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING DURING

THIS DIFFICULT TIME  AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON SHIELDING FOR HIGH RISK PATIENTS.

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.

 
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