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Radiology

The radiology department provides scans, x-rays and other procedures to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

The radiology and imaging team consists of specialist Consultant Radiologists, Radiographers, Sonographers and other staff groups. See more about the Department’s Services.

We offer a wide range of imaging services and provide student radiographer placements through the University of Cumbria

About the Radiology Department

  • The Radiology Department consists of three general rooms, a dental room, a fluoroscopy and interventional/angiography room and three ultrasound rooms. An additional general x-ray room is situated at Ramsey & District Cottage Hospital and Bone Densitometry services are provided at Central Community Health Centre.
  • Breast Screening and Symptomatic Mammography is caried out by the dedicated breast care team in The Manx Breast Unit, a state of the art facility that opened in February 2016.
  • In May 2020 the two CT scanners were replaced with state of the art Spectral CT scanners and a 3T MRI scanner was also installed doubling our MRI capacity.
  • All equipment used within the department to acquire images are digital and are transferred via the network to the PACS system (Picture Archive and Communication System) which enables radiologists to report their findings rapidly, enabling clinicians on the wards and in clinics to access their patient’s images and expert opinions in a timely manner.
  • The department also provides imaging services in theatre and a dedicated obstetric ultrasound service to the Women & Children’s Services.
  • We are a paper-lite department and referrals made by clinicians are done so electronically. Only external dentists will give their patients a paper request form to bring to the department. 

Contact us

Nobles main radiology reception: +44 1624 650100

Radiology Manager: +44 1624 650432

Email: hospital.nobles@gov.im 

Special instructions for patients

We ask patients to arrive for their appoitnment wearing loose-fitting clothing and to confirm their personal details with the receptionist.

Any examination that requires a special set of instructions will also need an appointment and these instructions together with the appointment details will be sent via post to the patients home address. Patients can sign up to the text reminder service by phoning 651651 and leave their name, mobile phone number and confirmation they wish to sign up to this service. 

Special information for families

The department aims to ensure that our services are patient and family focused however there are times when the department is busy and we may need to restrict numbers of visitors in the department especially as some of our waiting areas are small and we need to ensure our patients can be accommodated.

Visitors are encouraged to support their relatives whilst they are in Radiology but the staff also need to ensure the radiation safety of visitors. Depending on the type of examination that the patient is undergoing, visitors may at times be asked to wait outisde the x-ray room whilst the patient is having their examination. 

Opening times:

Nobles Hospital – General x-rays

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.30am – 5.00pm

Walk-in service, no appointment necessary

Nobles Hospital – Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.30am – 5.00pm

Appointment Only

Nobles Hospital – Breast Screening

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.00am – 4.00pm

Appointment Only

Ramsey District & Cottage Hospital – General x-rays

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 09.00am – 5.00pm

Appointment Only

Central Community Health Centre – Bone Densitometry

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.50am – 4.30pm

Appointment Only

Radiology Appointments

If you wish to have your general x-ray at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, you must contact +44 1624 811816 to make an appointment. 

Please remember it is important to read your appointment letter and follow any instructions detailed on it.  Failure to follow any preparation instructions may result in your exam being rebooked.

If you are, or may be, pregnant, and are attending for an examination other than ultrasound, you must tell the radiographer before your examination.

  1. Once you have booked in at reception you will wait in the waiting room until called through by the radiographer or sonographer.
  2. Depending on the examination you are having, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown if you are wearing clothes with metal fastenings such as zips or a bra.
  3. Your examination will be undertaken by a HCPC registered radiographer or sonographer who will introduce themselves to you and explain the procedure.
  4. After your examination you will be told how and when you will receive your results.
  5. Please see our Radiology Services webpage for further information on what happens during your examination. 

Finding Radiology

Our main department can be found on the ground floor opposite the blood clinic.

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