X-Ray is an imaging technique that is used to show up abnormalities in bones and certain body tissue such as shadows on the lungs and breast tissue. X-Rays usually use low amounts of radiation, so the risk to your health is very small. All X-Rays will be read by a consultant radiologists.
Depending on what type you’re having, an X-Ray should take 15-30 minutes and is carried out by a radiographer. A consultant radiologists will provide the results if required by your clinician.
You’ll be asked to position part of your body being X-Rayed is between the X-Ray source and a drawer containing film. The part of your body is exposed to X-Rays for a fraction of a second, the X-Rays hit the film, which is then developed.
If you are, or there is a possibility you may be, pregnant please tell the radiographer before your scan. Continue taking your normal medication unless you are told otherwise. If you are diabetic please tell the radiology department.
A copy of your X-Ray and Radiology Consultant report will usually be sent to the clinician who referred you within two days of your X-Ray.
The clinic also has access to A MRI service please ask when you have an appointment.