Most people are familiar with the term ‘x-ray’ – but the medical imaging department covers a wide range of techniques including:
- plain film x-ray
- CT scanning
- MRI scanning
- nuclear medicine scans (for functional imaging of organs)
- fluoroscopy (studies of internal organs as well as joints)
- angiography (studies of blood vessels)
- mammography (x-rays of the breast)
As well as being a diagnostic department, we also offer a range of therapeutic techniques, including radioactive iodine for thyrotoxicosis, the insertion of tubes for patients on chemotherapy and also to drain abscesses and other fluid collections.
A major £7 million redevelopment of the medical imaging department was completed in 2006. The department is now 30 per cent bigger than the old area and provides the latest medical imaging facilities – including four modern ultrasound rooms and a new CT department.