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An x-ray is used to diagnose and explore a wide variety of conditions mostly in the bones and joints, but can sometimes look at problems affecting soft tissues. They can also be used to monitor ongoing conditions.
An X-ray is a quick and pain free way to see inside your body and help diagnose many conditions. An X-ray is used to diagnose and explore a wide variety of conditions mostly in the bones and joints, but can sometimes look at problems affecting soft tissues. They can also be used to monitor on-going conditions.
Your consultant may wish to diagnose and explore a wide variety of conditions mostly in the bones and joints, but also looking at problems affecting soft tissues.
You will have your X-ray at Benenden Hospital’s diagnostic imaging centre - the Robinson suite. We use some of the latest technology to provide more accurate diagnostic imaging and a better experience. The images from your X-ray are then sent to a radiologist to examine.
With most X-rays, you can eat and drink as normal beforehand, but occasionally you may be asked to fast for a few hours before.
If you are pregnant, or suspect you are pregnant, please tell the radiographer immediately. You may not be able to have the examination due to the small risk of radiation that could harm your unborn baby.
It is a good idea to wear loose clothing that does not contain metal such as zips or studs, and remove any jewellery beforehand.
You will be able to continue your normal daily activities, including driving, after your X-ray.
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