Radiology

The radiology department is a busy general x-ray department carrying out all types of general and specialist x-ray examinations.

Radiography is the creation of images mainly through the use of X-rays but also with the use of sound waves (ultrasound) or magnetic fields (MRI). These then provide medical staff with information required to help reach a correct diagnosis of a clinical condition.

The radiology department has facilities at Queen’s Hospital, which is the main site, and x-ray rooms at both Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Lichfield, and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, Tamworth.

The department consists of:

  • Three general analogue x-ray rooms
  • Four general analogue x-ray rooms in the community
  • Two digital imaging rooms
  • One Fluoroscopy room, inclusive of interventional examinations
  • Mobile x-ray machines
  • Mobile image intensifiers
  • Four ultrasound rooms
  • Two CT scanners
  • Two MRI scanners
  • Nuclear medicine department

The core hours of the department are 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and all specialities are covered during this time, including reporting. GP appointments are at set times in the day and we are open outside of these hours for emergencies.

The department employs radiographers, radiologists, sonographers, clerical staff, assistant practitioners and imaging department assistants.

We have a small team of extended role and reporting radiographers in plain film, lower GI and Nuclear Medicine led by a consultant radiographer.

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