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.
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.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Imaging Department
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Opening Times
For Chest X-rays only you can attend without an appointment
Monday to Friday 9am - 12am or 2pm - 4pm
Monday 9am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8:15am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Telephone X-ray 0300 422 5577
Please wait 24 hours after GP referral before calling