MRI Scans, X Rays & Imaging in Poole

imaging services

Our diagnostic imaging department offers fast access to investigations for patients that live in Poole, Dorset or further afield.

We offer the following services within the department, which is staffed with clinical professionals who support our team of vastly experienced radiologists and radiographers.

General x-rays and fluoroscopy

The department uses general x-ray units which can perform a wide range of examinations, including orthopaedics and spinal. We also have a fluoroscopy unit which allows us to carry out hip blocks, x-ray guided steroid injections, barium studies and PICC line insertions for our oncology patients. We can also undertake transit studies.

MRI scanning

Our Siemens 1.5T MRI scanner produces high quality resolution scans in 20-40 minutes (depending on which part of the body is being scanned).

CT scanning

Our CT scanner offers a wide range of examinations, using the 360 slice CT scanner. This equipment provides patients with a faster scan and a lower dose of radiation, leading to a safer and far more comfortable experience overall.


We have an Ultrasound scan machine with colour flow Doppler. Direct referrals from GPs are accepted. 

Breast imaging

Our Breast Radiologists perform all examinations along with our Radiographers who work cohesively with our Consultant Breast Surgeons and Breast Care Nurses, ensuring you receive the highest standard of compassion and care.

On limited days we can offer a mammogram service with results provided by our specialist radiologist following your examination.

We also undertake breast fine needle aspirations and biopsies under ultrasound guidance.

We accept non-symptomatic breast screening self-referrals - you must be over 40 with a registered UK GP and must not have had a mammogram within the last 12 months.

Nuclear medicine

Although The Harbour Hospital does not offer services related to nuclear medicine, we are able to send patients to Poole Hospital to receive this treatment under private care.

Opening hours:

  • Imaging: Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
  • CT/MRI Scanning: Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm, Friday: 8am – 7pm

How to make an appointment:

Most appointments are available within 24 hours, and we accept direct referrals from GPs. Please check this page for any updates on our services offered.

To make an appointment for Imaging services, please call 01202 244218, and for MRI scanning please call 01202 688385. Alternatively you can make an online enquiry.