Diagnostic Imaging

Operated by a team of highly skilled, professionally accredited Radiographers and Specialist Consultant Radiologists the diagnostic imaging department at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital offers patients fast access to investigations to help diagnose a range of conditions.

Diagnostic imaging reports are available to the referrer within 48 hours of the examination. Urgent reports available on a same day basis.


An x-ray uses electromagnetic radiation to produce two dimensional images of the inside of the body. The x-rays pass through the body and are absorbed at different rates by different tissues within the body depending on density. Dense material such as bones show up white on an x-ray image, less dense areas such as organs show up much darker. An x-ray is very good at identifying fractures to the musculoskeletal system, infections to organs or during therapeutic procedures to help guide consultants to the area being treated.

We also perform fluoroscopic examinations including barium studies and arthrography, along with x-ray guided injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and intravenous urograms.


A medical ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that are reflected by tissues to create 2D images of the inside of the body. It is frequently used as a first line test to identify abnormalities as it has advantages over MRI and CT scans. Our ultrasound machines allow a range of images to be produced in real time. Examinations include:

  • Musculoskeletal and joints
  • Soft tissues
  • Urology including trans-rectal examinations
  • Vascular
  • Gynaecology
  • Thyroid
  • Eye
  • Abdomen and pelvis

We also offer ultrasound guided interventions including:

  • Joint injection
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • Fluid drainage

To find out more or to book a consultation please call 01292 288882 or make an online enquiry here.