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Diagnostics & Imaging

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  • Professional care
  • Latest technology
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  • Rapid results
  • Treatment guidance

Fast and Accurate Diagnosis

We are here to help you get a fast, accurate diagnosis whenever you have health concerns.
Some tests such as Plain film X Rays are available on the same day as referral.

Our brand-new Diagnostic Imaging Suite is equipped with the latest technology, and staffed by experienced healthcare professionals to provide the detailed results you need to support your further treatment options.

The latest Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Our Diagnostic Imaging Department is equipped with the latest technology for a wide variety of clinical investigations.

X-ray (Plain films) GE Healthcare Discovery XR656 – New digital radiographic systems Advanced digital imaging, generating ultra high definition X-ray images to support accurate diagnosis.

Our friendly and professional radiography team provide a safe and efficient service; and our expert radiologists are focused on providing you with fast and accurate results.

CT scanner Canon Aquilion Prime SP Fast patient throughput to robust cardiac scanning and new diagnostic capabilities. A key feature of this new CT system is the assisted use of AI  Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) This gives sharp, clear images at low dose.

Our radiology team provide care and support to ensure your comfort during CT examination.

The CT room also features a Sky Factory LED ceiling offering  up calm and relaxing digital views of the sky.

Ultrasound Scanners

2 Ultrasound Scanners, are available at The Hamptons Hospital.

The GE Vivid E95 v204 The Vivid E95 Ultra Edition is designed to provide you with uncompromised image quality, advanced visualization, easy measurements in 2D and 4D scans

The GE Logiq E10s  provides fast, precise, consistent image quality for a wide range of examinations.

The Hamptons Hospital also offers fast access to:

DEXA (Bone Density) Scanning

Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is considered the most highly developed and most thoroughly validated technique for assessing bone mineral density, according to the World Health Organization's report on the "Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis." It can help you diagnose osteoporosis, predict fractures, and monitor response to treatment.

Referrals can be made for any other imaging modality, we are happy to arrange appointments on behalf of patients as a seamless pathway within any care at the Hospital.

Our Consultant Radiologists

Our team of Radiologists provide expertise and close liaison with specialist colleagues and referrers to support fast and accurate diagnosis.

Procedures and Tests available


CT scanning
  • CT Coronary Angiogram (Heart examination)
  • CT Heartscan™ (CT Calcium Scoring)
  • CT Guided Injections for Pain Management (future)
  • CT Chest abdomen and Pelvis
  • CT TAVI Scans
Contrast studies

Use of radio-opaque injection to enhance X-rays.

  • Intravenous Urograms (IVU)
Dexa Scanning
  • Bone Density - Osteoporosis Screening
Ultrasound scanning
  • Abdominal scan eg for liver, pancreas, gall bladder or kidney concerns
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Heart scans (Echo cardiology)
  • Musculoskeletal and soft tissue scans
  • Pelvic ultrasound eg Gynaecology and Bladder health
  • Vascular scans with Doppler eg vein health
X-Ray Plain Films
  • Chest X Ray
  • Orthopaedic/Musculo skeletal/Bones and Joints

Other procedures are available – please check if your test is not listed.

Your Test Explained

What is Radiology?

Diagnostic radiology uses imaging techniques, such as X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound to look inside your body to assess or diagnose disease and injury. You’ll usually be referred to us for an imaging appointment following a referral from your GP or hospital Consultant.

What is an X-ray?

A diagnostic X-ray uses a low dose of radiation to see inside your body to help diagnose many conditions often in bones and joints. It can also be useful to look at problems affecting soft tissue.

Further information on X-ray safety

Not all diagnostic imaging techniques use ionizing radiation, but X-rays remain an important examination to help identify and pinpoint health conditions.

Risks Vs Benefits

We are all exposed to small doses of natural background ionizing radiation from natural sources all the time — in particular, cosmic radiation, mainly from the sun, and radon, comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, water, and building materials. Each medical X-ray examination gives us a small additional dose on top of this natural background radiation.

Table 1 tells you how much radiation you are likely to get from different types of X-ray examination and how this may affect your cancer risk as every exposure carries a small risk of causing cancer many years or decades later. This however needs to be put into perspective as we are all at risk of developing cancer during our lifetime. The normal risk is that this will happen to about 50% of people at some point in their life.

How much radiation will I receive? The dose, you receive is equivalent to something between a few days and a few years of background radiation. All doses are kept as low as possible whilst ensuring that the images obtained are of diagnostic quality.

All our x-ray equipment is routinely maintained and subject to quality assurance tests. New technology is focused on the lowest possible radiation dose. The radiology department works to very strict protocols and policies to ensure high standards of practice and safety.


Diagnostic procedure Typical effective dose(mSv) Equivalent period of natural background radiation
Chest (single PA film) 0.02 3 days
Pelvis 0.7 4 months
Abdomen 0.7 4 months
CT chest 8 3.6 years

Patient dose information: guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

There is a risk from not proceeding with an X-ray examination that your doctor has requested. We have to balance the risk of not knowing what is wrong, and doctors not being able to treat you, which is likely to be a greater risk to your health than the radiation risk.

How to book

You may be referred to our Diagnostics & Imaging Consultants through your GP or by calling our Reservations Team for a self-referral.

Simply call us on 01733 830 393 or email enquiries@thehamptonshospital.com to arrange your appointment at the earliest convenient time.

Please note we are only able to accept referrals for patients aged 18 years and over.

We offer extended opening hours until 8 pm on weekday evenings. However please note some specialised tests require preparation and available appointments on specific days.

Department Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 8.00pm