An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. These are carried out in hospitals not in the practice by a radiographer who is a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners. These 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.
You will be advised to contact the surgery for your results, please allow 7-10 days before calling and re sults can be given after 14:00 Monday to Friday.