Imaging services

imaging servicesOur diagnostic imaging department offers fast access to investigations for patients that live in Swindon and the surrounding areas. 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

The department uses general x-ray units which can perform a wide range of examinations, including panoramic images of the teeth and jaw for patients who require dental scans.

MRI scanning

We have a newly renovated imaging department which boasts a brand new Philips Ingenia 1.5T 4.5 tonne Omega MRI scanner. Standing as the centrepiece of the imaging department, the new MRI scanner significantly expands the range of diagnostic services at the hospital, increasing the services available to the local community. These imaging devices are capable of scanning all parts of the body, producing high quality resolution scans in 20-40 minutes (depending on the part of the body being scanned.) The MRI unit is open 6 days per week, meaning that you can also come and see us for your scan at the weekend.

CT scanning

Our CT scanning service is open once a week and offers a wide range of examinations. This equipment provides patients with a faster scan and a lower dose of radiation, leading to a safer and far more comfortable experience overall.

Breast imaging

The imaging department offers a comprehensive breast imaging service including:

Ladies over the age of 40, with no symptoms, are also able to self-refer for a screening mammogram.

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.

Fluoroscopy screening and interventional procedures

We provide fluoroscopy screening which uses x-rays to obtain images of the required body part. Our team of dedicated Interventional Radiologists are supported by Interventional Nurses and Radiographers, providing you with a fully integrated service throughout your treatment.

How to make an appointment

BMI The Ridgeway Hospital is located in Swindon, Wiltshire. Please check this page for any updates on our services offered, a 360 video tour of the imaging department will be coming soon.

For more information or to book an appointment please call us on 01793 816021 or make an online enquiry here.