[Skip to content]

You are here:   Home  »  About us  »  Departments and services  »  Imaging Services

Imaging Services

Diagnostic imaging includes a range of imaging services which play a vital part in diagnosing and treating a vast range of conditions.

Types of Imaging

Types of imaging we perform include angiography/angioplasty, biliary drainage/stenting, breast screening, ultrasound, and MRI and CT scans as well as X-rays.  We also have specialist departments in Medical Physics and Nuclear Medicine.

Click here for more information and service contact details

Click here for Imaging ICE Pathways for GPs

X-rays - How safe are they?
(PDF information about the safety of X-rays)

Latest news from the service

New state-of-the-art MRI scanner

The MRI scanner, supplied by Siemens Healthcare in Germany, was shipped to the UK and transported to Leicester in November 2017. Housed within its own purpose-built housing pod, it has taken permanent residence outside the Physiotherapy department at Leicester Royal Infirmary and serves hundreds of patients each week.

> Click here for further information

Imaging services in the community

From 1 April 2017, a new partnership was launched with the Alliance to change the way x-ray, ultrasound and MRI appointments are routinely offered to patients.

> Click here for further information

Payment machine for copies of Plain Film X-Rays on CD

As we know patients are often interested in having their own personal copies of their x-ray images, a payment machine for copies of Plain Film X-Ray Images on CD is now available at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

> Click here for further information

To see all news and updates from the service, please search 'Imaging' in the search bar on our press release centre.

Careers in Imaging

Are you interested in a career within our Imaging Service?

For the latest information about the roles we offer, training opportunities and benefits of working for us, please visit our recruitment website www.jobsatleicestershospitals.nhs.uk

Here, you can also search for the latest vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities.

MRI scanner

Other website links:

Angiogram - guide from the Brain and Spine Foundation

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan - guide from Radiology Info

Radioisotope Scan - guide from Patient UK