Radiology is a specialty that uses different types of medical imaging to diagnose and monitor a range of conditions.

What is radiology?

Using the latest technological advances in scanning, our radiology specialists ensure rapid diagnosis of your condition, providing a seamless route to treatment and recovery.

Radiology is a specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions of all parts of the body.

Our radiologists are trained to interpret medical images, and they work hand-in-hand with consultants across different specialties to ensure the most accurate diagnosis and the best care possible.

Diagnostic services

Angiography is used to demonstrate blood flow within major blood vessels.

A DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorbtiometry) scan uses X-ray and a computer to measure bone density.

Your doctor may recommend a bone density scan if you have fractured a bone after only a minor fall or bump, or you are in a high-risk group for osteoporosis.

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A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-ray and computer software to create detailed images of inside your body. It is sometimes also known as a CAT scan.

CT scans are used to diagnose and monitor many different conditions, including cancer, damage to bones, and stroke.

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Mammography, also known as breast screening or breast X-ray, is used to detect changes that have occurred in a woman’s breast.

A mammogram is produced by passing a type of radiation through the body, in the same way as with other X-rays. The image that is produced from breast screening can show up changes in breast tissue.

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MRI scan

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the inside of your body. It is used to help monitor and diagnose many different medical conditions.

At Cromwell Hospital, our MRI scanners can carry out a full body scan 30% faster than most machines. You can also choose your own lighting, wall images, and music to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.

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MRI with contrast

An MRI with contrast uses an injection of a contrast agent (dye) to help highlight your blood vessels, organs, and soft tissues in greater detail.

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Nuclear medicine involves injecting a substance into the body called a radio-isotope, which highlights abnormally functioning areas of the body.

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Orthopantomography provides a panoramic view of the upper and lower jaws including teeth, nerve roots, and associated structures. It is used for assessing wisdom teeth and general oral health.

There are two parts to this type of scan – a PET scan and a CT scan. Both are carried out at the same time.

A PET scan shows how the tissues and organs inside your body are working, while a CT scan uses X-ray and a computer to create a detailed 3D picture.

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Stereotactic biopsies are targeted imaging to find the accurate location of a breast lump and take sample cells from the area.

Ultrasound scans use high frequency sound waves to create images of internal organs such as the stomach, heart, tendons, muscles, joints, and blood vessels.

Doppler ultrasound is used for the scanning of veins and arteries.

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X-ray scans produce detailed images of the body using a type of harmless radiation, similar to light. They can be used to both diagnose and monitor health conditions.

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Why choose us for radiology?

At Cromwell Hospital, we offer:

  • state-of-the-art and routine diagnostic imaging
  • multidisciplinary care – our radiologists work with specialists, nurses and consultants throughout the hospital
  • a 24-hour report turnaround

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Paying for your treatment

We welcome both self-paying and insured patients.

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