Imaging and radiology

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What is diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging is the term used for a variety of routine and specialised radiological procedures from the commonly used x-ray to more specialised techniques such as computerised tomography (CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radio-nuclide imaging and ultrasound.

Diagnostic imaging is the modern term for the more familiar "x-ray department" and reflects the broad spread of techniques now in use to aid diagnosis.  Please note that some imaging techniques may not be available in some hospitals.

Referrals to the Imaging Department should be made in line with the Royal College of Radiologists ‘Guide to making the best use of a Clinical Imaging Department’.