The Radiology department provides scans, x-rays and other procedures to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions.
|Noble's Hospital - General x-rays, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.||Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)|
|Noble's Hospital - Breast Screening||Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays)|
|Ramsey Hospital (appointment only) - General x-rays||Monday and Thursday 9am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 12:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
|Central Community Health Centre - Bone Densitometry||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)|
Noble’s main radiology reception: +44 1624 650100
Radiology Manager: +44 1624 650432
How to make an appointment
If you wish to have your general x-ray at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, you should contact +44 1624 811811 to make an appointment.
There is no need to make an appointment for general x-rays at Noble's Hospital; however, depending on when you attend there may be a slight wait during busier periods. The radiology staff will keep you informed of any delays.
An appointment letter will be sent to you for any other examination.
Please remember: It is important that you bring your request form when attending for a general x-ray as the radiographers will be unable to x-ray you without it. It is also important that you read your appointment letter and follow any instructions detailed on it.
What will happen at my appointment
If you are, or may be, pregnant, you must tell the radiographer before your examination.
- You may be asked to change into a hospital gown if you are wearing clothes with metal fastenings (e.g. zips or hooks on a bra).
- The radiographer will place the part of your body you are getting x-rayed against a board or flat surface so that the part of your body being examined can be positioned in the right place.
- The X-ray machine will be carefully aimed at the part of the body being examined by the radiographer. They will operate the machine from behind a screen or from the next room.
- More than one X-ray may be taken from different angles to provide as much information as possible.
- After your x-ray results are normally with your referring clinician or GP within 5-7 working days. If you are an inpatient, the results will be given to the doctors looking after you on the ward, in most cases on the same day.
You won't feel anything while the x-ray is carried out and it lasts less than a second.
While the x-ray is being taken you will need to remain as still as possible to make sure a clear image of your body part is produced.
Within the Radiology department there are a number of different services. These are:
- Interventional Radiology
- CT scans
- MRI scans
- Nuclear Medicine
- Breast Imaging
- Bone Densitometry
To find out more about any of the services above see our Radiology Services webpage.