X-ray & Ultrasound
An X-ray is a quick, painless test used to help diagnose many health conditions. In most cases a referral from your GP, consultant or midwife will be needed.
X-rays project a form of radiation through part of your body to produce a black and white image of your bones, joints and soft tissues. The images can be used to check for:
- Fractures or infections
- Damage or inflammation
- Underlying signs of disease
Our X-ray and Ultrasound facilities are available for outpatients and inpatients. We have the capability to perform gynaecological scanning and obstetric scanning (nuchal fold with additional blood test, otherwise known as an ultrasound).
An X-ray usually takes just a few minutes. Your radiographer will ask you to lie down, sit or stand so that the part of your body that needs to be X-rayed is against the X-ray plate.
If you’re pregnant or you believe you might be, please tell us before you have your X-ray.
As well as performing pregnancy scans, we can examine the carotid arteries, offer general ultrasounds for sporting injuries and trans-vaginal and testicular scanning.
All X-rays are reported within 24 hours. Results will usually be sent to the doctor or consultant who referred you.
For more information please call our Radiology department on 020 8971 8025.