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MacMillan Cancer Support are holding a health and wellbeing morning at St Stephens Health Centre on Wednesday, 22nd August 2018, 09:00am - 12:00noon. 

Drop in to talk about healthy living and cancer screening.  Information and support will be available.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-ray

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.

 
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