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X-Rays are a common imaging test carried out by Radiographers.

What is an X-Ray?

X-Rays are a type of radiation that passes through the body. The energy from the X-rays is absorbed at different rates depending on what part of your body is being scanned. The detector picks up the X-Rays once they have passed through the body and turns them into images. Dense parts of the body, such as Bone, are harder for the X-rays to pass through making them appear white on the image. Softer parts of the body, such as heart and lungs, are easier for the X-Rays to pass through making them appear darker.

How is the test performed?

During an X-Ray your radiographer will ask you to either stand or lay down depending on the part of body being scanned. It is important to stay still while the images are being taken to help provide the clearest images possible.

Do I need any preparation for the test?

As X-Rays are a standard procedure, no preparation is required.

How long will the assessment take and when does my referrer get the results?

X-Rays can take between 5-15 minutes. We aim to have the results within 2 days.

What will I feel during the test?

You won’t feel anything while it’s carried out.

Are there any risks?

There is a low risk of short-term effects.

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