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Newsletter January 2016

We are introducing a new initiative to help people find the most appropriate source of help when they book an appointment. Please see our 'Care Navigation' page on the appointments link for more details.

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.

X-ray results take around 1 week to reach the practice. Please ensure you know how to obtain the result before leaving the surgery. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

 
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