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Stretton Branch Surgery Patients - We will be migrating over to a new clinical system on 7th August 2018. While we prepare to go to the new system we will not have full access to the computer system so we will be only running a small number of clinics. This may limit access to Doctors appointments for the next ten days. Please bear with us during this time. From 8th August access will return to normal. 

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.

 
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