Diagnostic Radiography at NUH completes close to 500,000 diagnostic examinations a year supporting Nottingham’s inpatients, outpatients and the Major Trauma Centre.
Welcome to Diagnostic Radiography at NUH
Radiology at NUH provides CT, MRI, Ultrasound services and many others 365 days of the year. We support adults and children locally and regionally; covering inpatients, outpatients, direct access from GP services and the Emergency Department as well as supporting the NUH Major Trauma Centre. Diagnostic Radiology is a key diagnostic tool and demand for imaging is increasing. We have major plans to replace 2 MRI scanners over the next 18 months and recently replaced our reporting systems to support increased clarity of images, better reporting and collaborative working across the Radiology Departments within the East Midlands region.
The department employs over 400 people with highly specialist staff who support specific clinical issues including diagnosing, providing specialised treatments and developing research.
Nicola Kennedy and Sara Bharmel, Diagnostic Pathway General Managers
Services we provide:
- There are 5 CT scanners; last year we undertook 77,000 scans, and we provide a 24/7 service to our emergency department.
- There are 4 MRI scanners plus the full time use of one mobile scanner at QMC, the use of a mobile scanner part time at city and part time use of the Nottingham University MRI scanner. In addition NUH has recently started providing MRI services at the NCSEM (National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine) at Loughborough University, in collaboration with University Hospitals Leicester. 37,000 MRI examinations are currently performed annually.
- Almost 90,000 ultrasound scans are taken with approximately 40% of these being obstetric ultrasounds
- 263,000 plain films (X-rays) are taken each year. As well as plain film provision to both city and QMC campus, NUH has just started to provide a plain film imaging and reporting service for the Urgent Care Centre in Nottingham City Centre, operated by Nottingham CityCare.
What we can offer you
Radiology Practice Development Team
To find current radiology vacancies at NUH visit the NHS jobs link at the bottom of this page.
Latest news and Research
NUH was rated ‘Outstanding for Leadership’ in the most recent CQC report, and our radiographers achieved the SCoR Midlands Team of the Year 2016 so you know you will be joining a top rated Radiology department. The NUH vision for our hospitals is ‘working together to be the best for patients’ and we are looking for role models to support this vision.
BMUS Ultrasound 2016
Radiographer led Entonox administration
The success of our training has meant we have been able to increase our patient numbers, and our failure rate is negligible. More importantly, positive feedback received from our patients and their families demonstrates the improvement we have made to our service.
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