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.
X-rays are available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital between 14:00 and 19:30 without appointment - you must bring the form completed by the doctor - and the practice receives the result within a week.
Scans and more involved x-rays are available by appointment only and these will be notified to you by post directly from the QEH.
The x-ray department is on the ground floor and is accessed from the main entrance.