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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 or breast cancer. For straight forward X-rays our local hospital at Seacroft offers a walk in service following the completion of a request card by your GP.

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.

Got a cough? Get a free check

Got a cough

If you are over 50, live in Leeds and have had a cough for three weeks or more, then you can go along to one three venues for a free Chest X-Ray, no appointment is needed, your GP will be informed of your results.

 
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