What is an x-ray?                                           


An X-ray is a quick and painless procedure commonly used to produce images of 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 an 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 website X-ray


How do I book my x-ray?

You need to be referred for an X-ray by your GP, this referral happens electronically and can either be sent to Hove Polyclinic or RSCH Imaging Department.

Hove Polyclinic operate a walk in X-ray clinic – Monday – Friday 9am to 4.30pm

RSCH – are by appointment only – they can be contacted on 01273 523040

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