The Radiology department works alongside each patient’s clinical team to provide the optimum imaging required as part of their care.

The team includes highly skilled radiologists, doctors who report the images and perform tests such as CT guided biopsies, radiographers who are skilled in acquiring high quality diagnostic images, and Radiology department assistants who help prepare patients for examinations, as well as assist the radiologists or radiographers during tests and take care of patients afterwards. The Radiology department is part of the Clinical and Diagnostic Services Directorate.


The facilities within Radiology include:

CT Scanners

2 Dual Source Cardiac Optimised CT Scanners


1 Bone Densitometry Scanner


2 Flat Panel Mobile Image Intensifiers

General Radiography

1 dedicated DR Chest Radiography Unit
2 DR General Radiography Units
4 DR Mobile Radiography Units


1 Cardiac Optimised 1.5T MRI Scanner
1 Cardiac Optimised 3T MRI Scanner

Nuclear Medicine

1 Dual Headed Gamma Camera
1 Cardiac Stress Room
1 Isotope Preparation Room


2 Ultrasound Units (With Colour Doppler)


Julie Butler, Specialist Radiographer

Julie from our radiology team shares an insight into the department at Royal Papworth Hospital.