Where is x-ray?
The main area is located in the Radiology Department on Level B, however x-rays are also carried out in A+E, St. Luke’s Cancer Centre (Level A) and in the Maxillo-Facial department (Level B)
What are plain film x-rays?
Plain film x-rays (or radiographs) are the most common examination our department undertakes. Your GP or doctor at the hospital will request an x-ray to be taken of a specific part of the body, and you will visit the radiology department to have this taken.
How long will the x-ray examination take?
Most x-ray examinations on average take10-15 minutes although this is dependant on body part, and number of x-rays requested.
Do I need to prepare for the examination?
Depending on the body part being imaged, you may have to change into a hospital gown, or remove jewellery. .
When will I get the result?
Your results will be sent to the doctor who referred you for the x-ray and you will either receive them at your next appointment with that doctor, or, if you have come from your GP, the results will be sent to them within 7-10 days.
Radiographers perform a wide variety of examinations across the department including images taken in A+E, follow-up films for fracture clinic, x-rays for outpatients, GP referred x-rays and dental x-rays. Depending on the type of examination required will depend on where you will be asked to go to have it carried out.