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 and joints. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you need an X-ray, your Doctor will give you a request form which you will need to bring to your X-ray appointment at Broomfield Hospital or St Andrews in Billericay.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.