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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.

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.


Important notice

Radiology services currently provided at Essex County Hospital will be relocated to Colchester Primary Care Centre (PCC), Turner Road, Colchester. with effect from Friday 30th November.

There will be no further radiology appointments held at Essex County hospital after this date. The new telephone number for Radiology at the PCC will be 01206 286535

 
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