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Diagnostic Imaging Services

We are here to help you get a fast, accurate diagnosis whenever you have health concerns.

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  • Professional care
  • Latest technology
  • Expert diagnosis
  • 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

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

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.

The GE Vivid E95 v204 offers 2D and 4D advanced image quality including echocardiography.

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

Our Consultant Radiologists

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

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Accessing our services is easy

Simply call our Bookings Team on 01733 830393 or click on the book now button below and complete an enquiry form.

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Procedures and Tests available

The Hamptons Hospital can provide a range of diagnostic radiology tests which will assist the consultant in diagnosing your condition.

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

The Hamptons Hospital can provide a range of diagnostic radiology tests which will assist the consultant in diagnosing your condition.

  • 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.

Understanding your 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.

Understanging your CT Scan?

Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan is a type of X-Ray examination using special equipment to take a cross-section of images from different angles across your body and powerful computers to create a detailed picture of bones, blood vessels and soft tissues.

Understanding your Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan does not use radiation but uses high frequency sound waves to create an image from the inside of your body.

Understanding your DEXA Scan?

A DEXA (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry) scan is a simple test to measure bone density. It compares your bone density with the average for someone of your age, gender and ethnicity.

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.

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

The above table 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.

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.