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Online Access to medical records

 

In line with government guidelines Handbridge Medical Centre is developing plans to enable patients to view and download a brief summary of their medical records by April 2015.  We will keep you informed as plans develop and let you know nearer the time how to access this service.  For more information on online access, please see the link below:

NHS England » Patient Online

 

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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