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Radiography is the imaging of any part of the body using x-rays. X-rays are special as they have a very high energy level that allows the x-ray beam to penetrate through the body and create an image/ picture. 

X-rays are useful to diagnose disease and injury of various parts of the body. An x-ray department will be made up of several different rooms, possibly with different machines in each room. 

The x-rays will be taken by a radiographer and processed on a computer. These images are then made available to specialist doctors, radiologists, who will report on the images. The images can also be accessed by other doctors within the hospital, in the clinics and on the wards. If a GP sends you for an x-ray then the GP will receive a report from the hospital on your images.

X-rays are fast, easy and widely available.