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In May 2017 we joined with the six other practices in North Ceredigion, the new name of the limited company is Cambrian Primary care. We hope to work more together in the future to enable services to continue being delivered efficiently and effectively. Limited data may be shared amongst practices in the future - for more information or to opt out see 'Sharing of GP Record.'  For now we will all continue running as six individual practices as usual. By working together more we hope to sustain and improve the services we currently provide.

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, CT scans, MRI scans and ultrasound scans and how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

Alternatively this American site gives information with some videos about X-rays, CT Scans, MRI's, ultrasounds  and more but there may be slight variations with practice in the UK:   http://www.radiologyinfo.org/

 
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