Diagnostic Imaging Service

Usual Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

For appointments and enquiries, please telephone the Imaging department on 01753 743 454.

A wide range of Diagnostic tests and Imaging examinations can be carried out at BMI The Princess Margaret hospital. Examinations are performed by Consultant Radiologists with a diverse range of specialist expertise and highly experienced HCPC registered radiographers. All imaging is processed using digital electronic technology known as CR (Computed Radiography) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System).

General Radiography
The general x-ray room provides basic x-ray procedures including abdomen, pelvis and orthopaedic procedures. We offer a rise and fall table, to allow easy access to the x-ray couch, for patients with limited movement.

Interventional radiology
Our digital fluoroscopy C-arm unit is used for minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures which can involve the insertion of minor medical devices to treat the patient’s condition. It can also be used siumplyor simply to visualize the areas of the body under investigation using contrast medium (a dye which shows up in the body under x-ray).

Full Field Digital Mammography

Our Full Field Digital Mammography Unit allows us to offer enhanced diagnostic breast imaging with high definition mammograms and stereotactic biopsy capability, enabling faster and earlier detection of breast cancer. The design features and mood lighting mean greater comfort and a relaxing environment for the patient. We have accredited Mammography radiographers and consultant breast radiologists who can provide a wide range of breast examinations including breast biopsies.

Ultrasound
View our information leaflet on Ultrasound.
All types of ultrasound investigation are undertaken by Consultant Radiologists including general abdominal, pelvic, musculoskeletal, breast, trans-rectal, prostate biopsies and vascular studies.

MRI Scanning
View our information leaflet on MRI Scanning.
Utilising a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner, we are able to offer a comprehensive MRI service which can investigate a wide range of conditions including neurological, orthopaedic, abdomen, pelvis, gynaecological, prostate and vascular.

CT Scanning
View our information leaflet on CT Colonography.
We offer a high quality, comprehensive CT service utilising a 64 slice CT scanner with fast scanning times and low dose technology. It can be used to investigate a wide range of conditions including the head, ENT (ear, nose and throat), chest, abdomen, vascular conditions, pelvis, including CT Colonography to visualise the large bowel, and orthopaedic conditions including osteoporosis.