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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.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

doctor examining an x-ray

 
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