Tell me what happens when I need a Chest X-Ray or Plain Film X-Ray (Not for: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Barium Studies).

Your doctor is the person that decides if you need an X-Ray and your doctor will send a request form to Radiology. This must be received 24 hours before you attend the Radiology Department for your X-Ray. Please allow 24 working hours, this excludes Saturday and Sunday.

If you are a little unsure about what happens when you go for a Chest X-Ray or a Plain Film X-Ray then the Radiology Department are happy to show you around so you can see the X-Ray machine and the room where the X-Ray is taken. If you call the X-Ray Department on (01481) 725241 Ext 4144 between the hours of 09:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday to arrange a suitable time to visit Radiology.

  • Currently the Radiology Department is offering the following booking options:

    • OPEN ACCESS - You can either attend the Radiology Department (no sooner than 24 hours after your doctor's appointment) between the hours of 08:45 am and 4pm for your X-Ray. (Please note you may have a slight wait as demand will be out of the department's control).
    • BOOKED APPOINTMENT - If you prefer you can phone the Radiology Department on (01481) 725241 Ext. 4144 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to book an appointment. Appointments may be made between 8-9 am and 2-4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

If you have a hearing aid please remember to wear it when you attend the Radiology Department as it will not affect the machines and will help you to hear what the radiologist is saying to you.

If you are a wheelchair user you will not be able to use your wheelchair in the room where the X-Ray machine is. The radiologist will assist you into the right position on the X-Ray bed. There is the appropriate equipment to support the transfer of disabled people and the radiologists are trained to look after you and ensure you are comfortable during the X-Ray.