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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Radiography #2



Assume that today's date is 30 August 2019.


You are a radiographer at Lakeside Medical Center. Today, you had to postpone an X-ray appointment for Mr. Daniel Rodriguez, a male patient, who was accompanied by his daughter, Ms. Sophia Rodriguez.



Name: Mr. Daniel Rodriguez

DOB: 12 Mar 1955 (64 y.o)

Address: 789 Pine Avenue, Lakeside

Date: 30 Aug 2019

Request from: Dr. Maria Sanchez (orthopedic surgeon, Lakeside Medical Center)

Exam required: X-ray right shoulder

Reason for procedure: Suspected rotator cuff injury

Medical history: Hypertension, known allergy to penicillin

Recent history: Experienced a fall while gardening yesterday


Radiography Notes:

2:20 pm Request for X-ray – Pt Daniel Rodriguez

Patient expresses concern, accompanied by Ms. Sophia Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez requests to be present during the procedure, reports her father's anxiety

Advised Ms. Rodriguez must wear a lead apron during exposure


2:35 pm Chief Radiographer (Ms. Jennifer Clark) alerted to situation, requires the following before proceeding with X-ray:

Patient's anxiety, prefers Ms. Rodriguez to stay in the room

Ms. Rodriguez to stand behind the screen during exposure

Availability of another staff member to assist if necessary


2:45 pm Urgent pager from the ICU requests immediate assistance with a critically ill patient

No other staff available to assist X-ray – delay is expected to be about 1 hour

X-ray for Mr. Rodriguez delayed


2:50 pm Patient and Ms. Rodriguez notified of the delay

Patient expresses understanding but remains anxious

No security concerns reported

Ms. Rodriguez suggests rescheduling the X-ray for tomorrow afternoon

Note to radiographer-on-duty tomorrow: inform about patient's anxiety, allow Ms. Rodriguez in the room, ensure patient comfort


Writing Task:


Using the provided information, write a letter to the radiographer, Ms. Emily Wilson, who will be on duty tomorrow to conduct the X-ray on Mr. Rodriguez, to advise her of the patient’s history and precautions needed. Address the letter to Ms. Emily Wilson, Staff Radiographer, Lakeside Medical Center. 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.

Ms. Emily Wilson

Staff Radiographer

Lakeside Medical Center


Dear Ms. Wilson,


Re: Precautions for Mr. Daniel Rodriguez's X-ray


I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with important information regarding the scheduled X-ray for Mr. Daniel Rodriguez, which you will be conducting tomorrow.


Mr. Rodriguez, born on 12th March 1955, is a 64-year-old male residing at 789 Pine Avenue, Lakeside. The X-ray has been requested by Dr. Maria Sanchez, our orthopedic surgeon, due to a suspected rotator cuff injury. Mr. Rodriguez's medical history includes hypertension, and he has a known allergy to penicillin. He recently experienced a fall while gardening, which led to the necessity of the X-ray.


During today's appointment at 2:20 pm, Mr. Rodriguez expressed concern and was accompanied by his daughter, Ms. Sophia Rodriguez. Ms. Rodriguez is keen to be present during the X-ray due to her father's anxiety. Please ensure that she wears a lead apron during the exposure.


At 2:35 pm, our Chief Radiographer, Ms. Jennifer Clark, was alerted to the situation. Mr. Rodriguez prefers Ms. Rodriguez to remain in the room with him during the procedure. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez should stand behind the screen during the exposure. We also have another staff member available to assist if needed.


Regrettably, at 2:45 pm, an urgent request from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) required our immediate assistance with a critically ill patient, resulting in a delay of approximately 1 hour for Mr. Rodriguez's X-ray.


When notifying Mr. Rodriguez and Ms. Rodriguez of the delay at 2:50 pm, Mr. Rodriguez expressed understanding but remains anxious. There were no security concerns reported. Ms. Rodriguez suggested rescheduling the X-ray for tomorrow afternoon, and I recommend that you take this into consideration.


Please ensure that you communicate Mr. Rodriguez's anxiety, allow Ms. Rodriguez to be present in the room for his comfort, and provide the necessary reassurance during the procedure tomorrow.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




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