Imaging Services

We offer many different imaging services to diagnose and treat a range of conditions.

What We Offer

The imaging services department at Harrogate District Dospital offers a range of different imaging techniques including:

  • Plain film X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear medicine
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • CT (computed tomography)
  • Mammography
  • BMD (Bone mineral density)
  • Fluoroscopy Studies

Opening Times

Please note these hours may differ on Bank Holidays.

Harrogate District Hospital

  • Plain Film X-rays: Following a referral we offer a drop-in service Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
  • CT: Monday-Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm (Appointment Only).
  • MRI: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm. Friday-Sunday 8:00am-6:30pm (Appointment Only).
  • Ultrasound: Monday to Friday 8:00am-8:00pm (Antenatal Clinic 9:00am-5:00pm) Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm (Appointment Only)
  • Mammography: Tuesday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (Appointment Only).
  • Nuclear Medicine: Monday to Friday 6:00am-3:00pm (Appointment Only).
  • BMD: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (Appointment Only).
  • Fluoroscopy Studies: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00 (Appointment Only).

Ripon Community Hospital

  • Plain Film X-rays- Following a referral we offer a drop-in service Monday to Friday 8:45am-11:45am and 1:00pm-4:30pm.
  • Ultrasound: Antenatal service Tuesday, Standard Ultrasound service Thursdays Only 8:30am-4:30pm (Appointment Only).

Waiting Times – last updated on 21/10/2022

Please be advised that we are extremely busy at the moment. The following waiting times reflect this busy period. We strive to perform your investigation as soon as possible. If you are concerned your symptoms have deteriorated, please contact your referrer.

  • Plain Film Xray: Drop-in service, see above.
  • CT: Up to 8 weeks.
  • MRI: Up to 16 weeks.
  • Ultrasound: Up to 13 weeks.
  • BMD: Up to 25 weeks.
  • Mammography: No delays.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Up to 6 weeks.
  • Fluoroscopy Studies: Up to 8 weeks.

Please note clinical urgency is taken into account for all of the above examinations. Those deemed more urgent will be seen as per clinical need.

Referrals

We only accept X-ray requests from authorised referrers so you cannot refer yourself. Authorised referrers include hospital doctors, GPs, dentists and some specially trained nurses and physiotherapists.

GPs and healthcare professionals

The admin and secretarial team are the first point of contact for GP surgeries and other NHS hospitals regarding imaging reports. The Business and Informatics Lead is responsible for the main Radiology Information System, whilst the PACS Team Lead is responsible for the operational management of PACS (picture, archiving and communication system). Scans are stored digitally on this system to allow clinicians to view them from anywhere in Harrogate District Hospital. Please contact that PACS Manager if you need help using this system.

Imaging Services and Contact Information

Plain Film X-rays

For more information on Plain Film X-rays please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/x-ray/

Contact Us: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.radiology@nhs.net

CT

For more information on Computed tomography, please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ct-scan/

Contact Us:

CT Appointments: 01423 553621

General Enquiries: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.ctbookings@nhs.net

MRI

For more information on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mri-scan/

Contact Us:

MRI Appointments: 01423 554476

Safety / general MRI enquiries: 01423 554474

Email Us: hdft.mribookings@nhs.net

Ultrasound

For more information on Ultrasound, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ultrasound-scan/

Contact Us: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.usbookings@nhs.net

BMD

For more information on Bone mineral Density, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dexa-scan/

Contact Us: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.radiology@nhs.net

Mammography

For more information on Mammography, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-screening-mammogram/what-happens-at-your-breast-screening-appointment/

Contact Us: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.radiology@nhs.net

Nuclear Medicine

For more information on nuclear Medicine, please visit:

https://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services/allied-health-professionals/radiology/nuclear-medicine/

Contact Us: 01423 553371

Email Us: hdft.radiology@nhs.net

Fluoroscopy studies

Contact Us: 01423 553718

Email Us: hdft.radiology@nhs.net