The Radiology service has a key role in diagnostics and uses state-of-the-art imaging technology and facilities, including 4 CT scanners. All our CT scanners are located on site, in the Radiology Department at NNUH.
We perform a wide variety of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic CT examinations and provide CT imaging for all wards, departments, out patient clinics, GP referrals and also tertiary referrals. Our specialist team is committed to delivering a high level of patient care. Our clinical staff consists of Radiologists, Radiographers, Nurses and clinical support staff. Our dedicated administration team provides essential non-clinical support.
Information leaflet on CT scans. We also have an Easy Read version available.
Our specialist imaging services include:
- Cardiac Imaging;
- Stroke Imaging;
- Colonography (imaging of the bowel);
- Interventional scanning, including biopsies of the lung, drainages and radiofrequency ablations of the lung and ablations of the liver, as well as CT guided nerve route injections;
- Orthopaedic Imaging;
- Maxillo-facial and Dental Imaging.
CT examinations are routinely performed with the use of an intravenous dye (contrast media, injected into a vein in your arm). You will be told in your appointment letter if this is the case. You may also be required to attend the Department 1 to 2 hours prior to your scan time in order to drink some oral contrast (dye), which coats the lining of the bowel and enhances the images. Full instructions will be provided in your appointment letter.
The results of your scan will be sent electronically to the Doctor who requested the investigation.
If you have any queries regarding the preparation for your scan, please call the number on your appointment letter. The Radiographer performing the scan will be happy to answer any questions you have on the day.
We also scan children. In order to help prepare your child for their scan,we have a leaflet and booklet on CT scans they can look at beforehand.