Over the next few weeks UCLH will start opening up further X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound appointments to our patients. These scans were restricted while we prepared for the peak of patients with COVID-19 infection. As the number of new admissions for COVID-19 is reducing, we can start to offer appointments for X-rays and scans at our hospitals not treating infected patients.
If we ask you to come for an X-ray or scan, your referring team has judged that it is now more appropriate to have your test than to continue to delay this. We will help ensure your visit to us is as safe as possible by restricting the number of patients booked, having space in waiting rooms to enable social distancing , easy hand decontamination and short waits. A member of the clinical team will call to discuss the need for your scan and how we will support your visit to the hospital.
The Radiology Department at UCLH is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art equipment enabling provision of a high quality clinical service delivered by a specialised clinical team and dedicated support team. Radiology is at the forefront of medical research and academia with several radiology-led research projects being undertaken at any given time by UCLH consultants, professors and research radiographers.
Other contact information
Telephone: 020 3456 7002
- Ultrasound (with the exception of gynaecological and obstetric as these are provided by Womens Health in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- Symptomatic Mammography and Breast Ultrasound – accessible via a referral into the Breast Service provided by Womens Health
The department is located across a number of sites:
UCH site, 235 Euston Road: Level 2, Lower Ground and the Emergency Department.
MacMillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street: Lower Ground and in the Breast Unit on Level 1.
Royal Ear, Nose, Throat and Eastman Dental Hospital, Huntley Street: Level 1 and Basement level 2.
UCH at Westmoreland Street: on Ground floor, level 1 and Lower Ground.
UCH Grafton Way Building, 1 Grafton Way, London WC1E 6AS (opening soon).
Results are included in letters to GPs and available on Trust IT systems. Results for GP referrals directly into Radiology will be sent to the GP practice electronically.
GPs are able to contact a radiologist, via the Radiology the secretaries on the following number: 020 3447 9070.
Meet the team
Your radiographer has been trained to take your X-ray, CT or MRI scan. Reporting radiographers have been trained to interpret diagnostic images such as X-rays and provide a written report. If a radiographer has been trained to perform and interpret ultrasound, they may be called a sonographer. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiographer will be part of the team looking after you.
Radiographers complete a 3 year degree in diagnostic imaging. All radiographers must be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) before they are allowed to work in the UK.
In Radiology at UCLH we have a team of about 150 radiographers. A superintendent radiographer is in charge of most of the clinical areas e.g. CT, MRI, general X-ray, Emergency Imaging and Interventional.
Radiographers wear teal scrubs embroidered with ‘IMAGING’. Radiographers who work in interventional suites wear theatre scrubs.
The role of our radiology nurses is to support the team during interventional procedures and to care for the patients in in recovery afterwards.
Nurses complete a 3 year degree and must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) before they are allowed to work in the UK.
In Radiology we have 2 Clinical Nurse Specialists who support patients in Interventional Radiology and Oncology. The nursing team are led by a Matron.
Nurses in Radiology wear theatre scrubs.
The HCAs and RDAs role is to support radiologists, radiographers and nurses to help and care for patients.
HCAs and RDAs in Radiology wear sky grey scrubs embroidered with ‘IMAGING’. When working in interventional suites they wear theatre scrubs.
A member of this team will greet you when you arrive at one of our receptions. They will check that we have all your details and that they are correct before booking you in. Our team includes secretaries, booking staff who will book appointments and answer queries, supervisors and managers.
Your radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images such as X-rays, MRI and CT scans. If you have an interventional procedure (such as a tumour ablation or a biopsy) a radiologist will perform the procedure and you may have seen them in clinic also. Some ultrasound scans are performed by a radiologist.
Radiologists provide a written report of your examination or procedure which is sent electronically to the referring clinician.
Radiologists do not wear a uniform. If there are working in the interventional suites they will wear theatre scrubs.