Community Diagnostic Centre
Practical details for anyone attending an appointment at our CDC.
Different technologies are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor or treat medical conditions. Each type of technology gives different information about the area of the body being studied or treated, related to possible disease, injury, or the effectiveness of medical treatment
At Barnsley Hospital we undertake a wide range of procedures including:
- Plain Film X-ray and Dental X-ray
- Ultrasound (General and Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
- 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)
- DEXA Scans
- Medical Photography
- Children’s X-Ray Services
Alongside our diagnostic services, we also offer a range of therapeutic techniques, including radioactive iodine for thyrotoxicosis, the insertion of tubes for patients on chemotherapy and tubes to drain abscesses and other fluid collections.
We only accept x-ray/scan requests from authorised referrers (you cannot refer yourself) and it is important that all requests contain enough information to make sure the most appropriate examination is being requested. Authorised referrers include:
- Hospital Doctors
- Specially trained Nurses
- Specially training Allied Health Professionals (e.g. Physiotherapists)
How to find us
Main Department (Plain film, General Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, DEXA Scans and Medical Photography) – Located on the ground floor next to the Emergency Department. Easiest access to the department is via the Physiotherapy entrance. Please report to the Medical Imaging Department reception for all examination types
Dental – Located on the ground floor in Women’s and Children’s Services. Easiest access is through entrance C2 which is to the left of the main entrance. Then go straight ahead into the lift hall, from where the entrance to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can be seen.
Obstetric/Gynaecological Ultrasound – Located on the ground floor in Women’s and Children’s Services. Easiest access is through entrance C2 which is to the left of the main entrance. The Ultrasound Department is on the left side of the PALS desk.
Breast Services – Located on the ground floor in Women’s and Children’s Services. Easiest access is through entrance C2 which is to the left of the main entrance. Follow signs to the left of the reception desk.
The department is open 365 days a year for the provision of emergency and in-patients services. For non emergency appointments we are open:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7.30 pm
Please note that after attending GP appointment your GP will send your request electronically to the Medical Imaging Department. You will then need to ring the department to make an appointment.
For all other examinations (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, DEXA Scans and Medical Photography), an appointment is required, this will be sent out to your home address by the appointments clerks. If you have any queries regarding your appointment, please contact the appointments office