Imaging services


BMI The Beardwood Hospital offers patients fast access to a range of imaging procedures to help diagnose a range of issues.

The department is led by Elizabeth Barker, Clinical Services Manager for Imaging, and our experienced imaging staff are registered Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). The department is also registered with Health and Safety Executive for new radiation regulations. The team of specialists are supported by imaging assistants to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Available procedures

We offer generalised and specialist imaging services, including:

Plain x-rays

We offer both ward and mobile x-rays.


Our radiology team includes specialists in oncology, MSK and neurology.


We offer a full range of ultrasound procedures including guided injections, fine needle operations, biopsies and vascular mapping.


We offer full field digital mammography for breast screening, including tomosynthesis (3D breast imaging).

MRI scanner

Our new standalone department is located at the rear of the hospital. The MRI scanner uses an IS Tesla open boar magnet, and the scanner is 10cm wider than a normal MRI scanner. This offers a more comfortable patient experience by reducing feelings of claustrophobia whilst in the scanner.

CT scanner

The department is home to a 64-slice CT scanner. It offers a low dose radiation technique for a full range of imaging, including cardiac scans.

Other tests

We also perform pain injections service under consultants specialising in this field. Please contact us for further details. Other diagnostic tests can be arranged at other sites as a private patient, for example:
  • Nuclear medicine scanning
  • DXRT scans
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular intervention


Some examinations such as ultrasound, are consultant-led. You may receive a verbal report on the day if this is possible. The reports are sent to your referring GP or consultant and they will then be able to discuss the findings and how this effects your onward management.

Patient comments

“Because the staff were kind and patient when settling me, and the experience was not as nerve wracking as I had expected. Thank you.”

“The whole process has been fantastic. The MRI technician was very helpful and put me at ease.”

Opening times:

X-ray: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

MRI: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm

CT: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm (varies on a weekly basis)

Making an appointment

We accept GP referrals direct. For all private imaging services we work with all major private medical insurers. We also offer competitive rates of self pay prices and our staff will discuss this prior to your appointment being arranged so you have an informed choice to make.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, please call 01254 507650 or make an online enquiry.