Diagnostic & Medical Imaging in Aberdeen

BMI Albyn Hospital offers a wide range of Diagnostic Imaging services for patients in and around Aberdeen. Our dedicated and highly skilled team of Consultant Radiologists, Radiographers, Mammographers, Assistant Practitioners and Imaging Assistants deliver specialist care across a number of modalities, including:

Results are typically available within 24 hours and Imaging reports are available for the referrer within 48 hours. Urgent reports are also available on a same day basis.

Appointments can be made 08:00am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday and additionally 08:00am to 15:00pm on Saturdays (MRI only).


Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging modality using high frequency sound waves to produce images of various soft tissue structures within the body. A wide range of high quality images can be produced of the following areas:

  • General
  • Musculoskeletal/joints
  • Vascular
  • Gynaecology
  • Thyroid
  • Abdomen and pelvis

We also provide ultrasound guided interventions/examinations including:

  • Joint injection – diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • Fluid drainage

Breast Imaging – including digital Mammography

The breast imaging team provides a comprehensive service including:

  • Full field digital mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Core biopsy

BMI Albyn runs weekly one stop breast clinic for symptomatic patients. Patients are reviewed by a Consultant surgeon and receive all necessary tests and results in one place at one time. Providing a fast and efficient diagnosis, in a focused and caring environment.

Our breast radiologists perform all examinations along with our Mammographers who work cohesively with our consultant breast surgeons and breast care nurses, ensuring you receive the highest standard of compassion and care.

CT scanning

CT scanning is a sophisticated diagnostic tool which provides detailed images of various structures within the body. The CT scanner benefits from high resolution imaging capability producing excellent image quality, a large scanner diameter with fast scanning to help reduce the effects of claustrophobia, to assist with patient comfort and to improve the overall patient experience.

CT scanning examinations available include:

  • Head
  • Spine
  • Musculoskeletal / joints
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Chest
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular

MRI scanning

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an invaluable tool in the detection and monitoring of many diseases. It uses a combination of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body, without the risk of ionising radiation and with minimum discomfort to the patient.

MRI scans can show muscles, joints, bone marrow, blood vessels, nerves and other structures within your body, MRI examinations available include:

  • Head
  • Spine
  • Musculoskeletal / joints
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Chest
  • Vascular


At BMI Albyn Hospital we provide fluoroscopy screening which uses x-rays to obtain images of the required body part. Our team of dedicated Radiologists and Radiographers provide you with a fully integrated service throughout your treatment. Fluoroscopy studies include:

  • Arthrogram studies
  • Barium studies
  • Joint injections
  • Urology