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In view of the Coronavirus outbreak The Cairns Practice is currently providing telephone consultations for all patients until further notice.  We will not be offering face to face appointments. However, the doctor may assess you as suitable for a Video Consultation. You can find information regarding video consultations via ‘quick links’ on the right hand side of this page.

Michele Blair, our Community Links Worker can provide assistance to patients who may require additional support during this challenging time. Please contact our administration team who will pass on your details.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn 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.

If you have a 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 Choices website.

 
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