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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.


The Surgery & Dispensary will be closed  for staff training from 1pm on:
8th October,12th November & 10th December.  

Flu Clinics 2014

Hamstreet Surgery - 4th October

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A-G 8:30 - 09:30

H-N 09:30 - 10:15

O-Z 10:15  - 11:00

Aldington Village Hall

15th October 14:00 - 15:00

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16th October 09:00 - 10:00

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