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In Line with government advice, we are asking all our patients to wear their own face covering  (scarf, mask) if attending the surgery. We regret we are unable to provide masks due to insufficient supplies. Thank you for your co-operation.  

X-Ray

Routine x-ray tests are provided via the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath (for adults) and operate a walk-in service Monday to Friday 9 to 5. The x-ray department can get very busy with patients attending from outpatients. It is generally quietest around 9 am and over lunchtime.

X-rays for children are performed at the RACH in Brighton.

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.

 
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