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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.

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. Your local X-ray department is at Colwyn Bay Hospital.

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

We will occasionally send you a text message about your results, but it is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so. Please ensure that you make us aware of any change you your mobile phone number - this is your responsibility.

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