We provide a wide range of services for outpatients and inpatients in our busy imaging department at the Royal Surrey, as well as providing limited imaging services at our satellite hospitals at Cranleigh, Haslemere and Milford. We are a training hospital and host Radiography students from Kingston University, trainee Radiologists and medical students.
If a translator is needed for any of our services, please contact the department with the necessary requirements prior to the appointment.
Radiology’s main location is on Level B at the Royal Surrey Hospital. However, there are a variety of locations around the hospital where imaging takes place, as well as in our 3 satellite hospitals. If you are unsure as to where to go, please contact us on one of the numbers provided.
Within Radiology, there are a variety of staff that make up the team:
Radiographers are specially trained healthcare professionals who operate imaging equipment. It will be the radiographer who performs your scans. The radiographer may also cannulate, if your scan requires an injection of contrast media. Radiography is regulated by health care professions council. More information about radiographers can found at www.sor.org/about-radiography/patient-information.
A Radiologist is a medical doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating disease and injury through the use of medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Fusion Imaging, and Ultrasound. It is unlikely that you will see a radiologist during your visit to the MRI unit.
Radiology nurses are trained nurses that have specialised in the field of radiology and will look after the patients for a variety of procedures.
As we are a teaching hospital, you may also come across students from the fields of radiography, medicine and nursing. Depending on their training status, they may just be observing or they may be actively participating in your exam.
The administrative and clerical staff make up the reception staff and those that book appointments as well as other duties that allow the department to run smoothly.
Radiology department assistants and health care assistants help with the daily running of the department and patient care.
Portering staff are utilised by the department for transferring patients from one area of the hospital to another.