Hello my name is Sam. Four weeks ago I broke a bone in my arm while playing at school. It has
been in plaster since then. So now I am coming to the Royal Children's Hospital to have an
X-Ray photo to see how well the bone is mending. A X-Ray is a photo of the inside of your body. Mum
and I take the lift to the lower ground floor and then find the Medical Imaging Department. We talk
to the lady at the reception and she shows us where to sit while I wait for my X-Ray.
Soon a radiographer called Daniel calls out my name.
And we follow him into one of the X-Ray rooms. A radiographer is a person who takes X-Ray
photos. The room has a bed and a big camera that hangs down from the ceiling. Daniel shows me the
camera and how it moves up and down. It has a button on the side that Daniel lets me push. I
can see a little window of light shining from the camera. "Let's get ready" says
Daniel. Daniel puts a special board on the bed and asks me to sit down near the bed. I need to
rest my arm on the board and keep it really still. Daniel positions the camera above my
arm. I can see the little window lights shining on my plaster. Daniel and Mum go to the doorway
so that the X-Ray only takes my photo. I can still see Mum standing there close by.
Daniel presses the button that makes the X-Ray camera work. The photos all
done. Now Daniel has an X-Ray photo of my arm that he can send to my doctors.
The X-Ray will show my doctor how well my bone is mending. Time to go. See ya.