X-Ray

An 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.  It is commonplace for radiology results to take 2 weeks before being available at the Surgery.

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

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The Hollies Family Surgery
The Hollies Family Surgery
10 Elbow Lane
Formby
Merseyside
L37 4AF
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