An X-ray is a quick and painless test. They produce images of the inside of your body, like photos.
We have X-ray facilities at all of our hospital sites.
You don't need an appointment if you have a GP referral.
Please come straight to either Guy's Hospital or St Thomas' Hospital if you have been referred by a GP.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.
We use X-rays to diagnose conditions, or monitor existing conditions. Your doctor or nurse will have decided that you need one.
X-rays generally use a very low level of radiation. The benefits of the scan are thought to outweigh any risks.
Our radiology page has information about the consultants in our service.
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
Last updated: November 2023