Health Talk on X-Ray

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Health Talk on X-Ray
24 June 2014

On Friday 11 July 2014 (2-3pm), The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a free public talk by Mike Mackenzie, advanced practitioner radiographer, about how radiology and x-rays are used in hospitals as the first type of imaging to diagnose a number of different conditions.

The talk will be held on at the Education Centre at The Royal Oldham Hospital. The event is free and open to the public, staff and the Trust’s 11,000 public members.

The talk will cover an overview of the radiology equipment the Trust uses, how it works, the role of the radiographer, the training required to undertake radiography, what needs to be seen on the x-ray, the process for reporting and how the report gets back to help doctors and nursing when treating and caring for patients. 

Paul Barker, directorate manager at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“Last year over 45,3000 patients came through our Radiology Departments at our hospitals and underwent over 55,6000 diagnostic and interventional tests between them; this includes all diagnostic and interventional radiology tests including CT and MR scans.

“This event will give delegates the opportunity to find out more about the general Radiology Service and what goes on behind the scenes. People will learn more about Radiology as a crucial part of modern medicine.  X-rays are one of the oldest forms of medical imaging, and despite all the newer, more sophisticated forms of scanning, it is still usually the primary way of detecting many problems.”

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites, to give the public, staff and the Pennine Acute Trust’s Foundation Trust members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT. So far, more than 11,000 people have signed up to become FT members of the Trust.

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email