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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Radiography #1



Assume that today's date is 30 August 2019


You are a radiographer at Crestview General Hospital. Today, you had to cancel an X-ray appointment for Mrs. Sarah Anderson, a female patient, who was accompanied by Mr. James Mitchell (a family member).



Name: Mrs. Sarah Anderson

DOB: 18 Sep 1965 (53 y.o)

Address: 123 Elm Street, Crestview

Date: 30 Aug 2019

Request from: Dr. Emily Turner (orthopedic surgeon, Crestview General Hospital)

Exam required: X-ray left ankle

Reason for procedure: Suspected ankle fracture

Medical history: No known allergies, hypertension

Recent history: Fell down a flight of stairs at home yesterday


Radiography Notes:

2:15pm Request for X-ray – Pt Sarah Anderson

Patient expresses discomfort, accompanied by Mr. James Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell requests to be in attendance, reports patient's fear of hospitals

Advised Mr. Mitchell must wear a lead apron during exposure


2:30pm Chief Radiographer (Mr. Robert Evans) alerted to situation, requires the following before proceeding with X-ray:

Patient's anxiety, prefers Mr. Mitchell to stay in the room

Mr. Mitchell to stand behind the screen during exposure

Additional staff member available to assist if needed


2:40pm Urgent pager from the ER requests immediate assistance with a trauma patient

No other staff available to assist X-ray – delay is approximately 45 minutes

X-ray for Mrs. Anderson delayed


2:45pm Patient and Mr. Mitchell notified of delay

Patient expresses understanding but still anxious

No security concerns reported

Mr. Mitchell suggests rescheduling the X-ray for tomorrow morning

Note to radiographer-on-duty tomorrow: advise patient's anxiety, allow Mr. Mitchell in the room, ensure patient comfort


Writing Task:


Using the provided information, write a letter to the radiographer, Mr. Oliver Brown, who will be on duty tomorrow to conduct the X-ray on Mrs. Anderson, to advise him of the patient’s history and precautions needed. Address the letter to Mr. Oliver Brown, Staff Radiographer, Crestview General Hospital. In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

  • Do not use note form

  • Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Mr. Oliver Brown

Staff Radiographer

Crestview General Hospital


Dear Mr. Brown,


Re: Precautions for Mrs. Sarah Anderson's X-ray


I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with essential information regarding the scheduled X-ray for Mrs. Sarah Anderson, which you will be conducting tomorrow.


Mrs. Anderson, born on 18th September 1965, is a 53-year-old female residing at 123 Elm Street, Crestview. Dr. Emily Turner, our orthopedic surgeon, requested this X-ray due to a suspected ankle fracture. Her medical history includes hypertension, and she has no known allergies. Mrs. Anderson recently suffered a fall down a flight of stairs at her home, which necessitates the X-ray.


During today's appointment at 2:15 pm, Mrs. Anderson expressed discomfort and was accompanied by Mr. James Mitchell, a family member. Mr. Mitchell is keen to be present during the X-ray due to Mrs. Anderson's fear of hospitals. Please ensure that he wears a lead apron during the exposure.


At 2:30 pm, our Chief Radiographer, Mr. Robert Evans, was alerted to the situation. Mrs. Anderson prefers Mr. Mitchell to remain in the room with her during the procedure. Additionally, Mr. Mitchell should stand behind the screen during the exposure. We also have another staff member available to assist if required.


I regret to inform you that an urgent request from the Emergency Room at 2:40 pm required our immediate assistance with a trauma patient, resulting in a delay of approximately 45 minutes for Mrs. Anderson's X-ray.


When notifying Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Mitchell of the delay at 2:45 pm, Mrs. Anderson expressed understanding but remained anxious. There were no security concerns reported. Mr. Mitchell suggested rescheduling the X-ray for tomorrow morning, and I recommend that you take this into consideration.


Please ensure that you communicate Mrs. Anderson's anxiety, allow Mr. Mitchell to be present in the room for her comfort, and provide the necessary reassurance during the procedure tomorrow.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




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