An X-ray is a procedure commonly used to produce images of the inside of the body. It's a very effective way of looking at bones and can be used to help detect a range of conditions.

Around 400 patients a day come through our department.

Contact us

We can be contacted via the main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611

To contact the Medical Imaging Team, call 01392 402 336

The team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

Alternatively, you can email us at: rduh.radiologyappointments@nhs.net

More on what we do

X-rays are mainly used to look at the bones and joints, although they're sometimes used to detect problems affecting soft tissue, such as internal organs.

During an X-ray, you'll usually be asked to lie on a table or stand against a flat surface so that the part of your body being examined can be positioned in the right place.

The X-ray machine, which looks like a tube containing a large light bulb, will be carefully aimed at the part of the body being examined by the Radiographer, a specialist healthcare worker trained to perform X-rays and scans.

They will operate the machine from behind a screen or from the next room. In some cases, a substance called a contrast agent may be given before an X-ray is carried out. This can help show up soft tissues up more clearly on the image.

Where to find us

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road

The Medical Imaging Department, Template M, Level 1

Patient information leaflets

Click here to see our patient information leaflets.

Requesting copies of your scans

If you would like copies of your images on disc, please download and complete a Data Protection Act form. Please visit the 'Accessing your Medical Records' page for more information.

Once the signed form is returned to the department, we will process your request - this can take up to 30 days. There is no charge for this service.

Last updated: February 07, 2024


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