An x-ray is a simple and painless test that takes detailed pictures of the internal structures of your body. X-rays are a form of radiation energy able to pass through human tissue.
The x-ray machine uses a tube to produce an x-ray beam which is carefully aimed onto the part of the body being examined. Denser material like the bones absorb more of this beam and therefore show up as white on the screen. The softer material, like organs, shows up much darker. All images are created digitally.
The length of time depends on the areas to be x-rayed, please give yourself plenty of time for your appointment.
On the day of your scan
Preparing for your scan
Book your X-ray
You will need a referral from your clinician. You or your referring clinician can then book an appointment using one of 3 simple ways:
- Complete our secure online booking form – fill one in here
- Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a fax on 0207 079 2103
- Call us on 020 70792102– our bookings team will be happy to discuss and arrange an appointment.
We will send a confirmation. If you would like to rearrange your appointment please do give us at least 24 hours notice.
Please note : Usually we can offer a walk-in service but occasionally if we have a busy clinic there may be a short wait. We will accommodate you as best as we can, where possible.
If there is any possibility that you could be, or are pregnant please inform us when booking your appointment.