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doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body.

It 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.

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