An 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.
Our local X-ray Clinic is at Evesham Community Hospital:
Monday: 9am – 5pm (GP walk in x-ray service between 9:30 – 4:30)
Tuesday: 9am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm (GP walk in x-ray service between 9:30 – 4:30)
Thursday: 9am – 12:30pm & 1pm – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm (GP walk in x-ray service between 9:30 – 4:30)
Saturday & Sunday - Closed