X Ray

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.

Procedures Performed

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.

Contact Information

Please contact us if you are pregnant

Tel 01483 571122 ext 4150

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