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Radiology

The department provides diagnostic and interventional radiology for inpatients, outpatients and general practitioner referrals.

Facilities / sevices provided by the department include:

  • accident & emergency X-ray
  • angiography
  • breast Screening
  • computed Radiography
  • computed Tomography
  • general X-ray
  • interventional Radiology
  • fluoroscopy
  • general X-ray (CR)
  • magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • orthopaedic X-ray
  • symptomatic Breast Imaging
  • ultrasound

Staff details

Interim Radiology Services Manager: Julie Cameron
Radiology Co-ordinators: Hilary Dent / Dawn O’Keeffe
Radiology Administrative Services Manager: Jacqueline Mackey
Radiology Sister: Sue Hatch
Directorate Matron: Brenda Morton
Directorate Clinical Director: Andrew Blyth

Mobile phones allowed: No

How to get there

X-ray Level 1

The CT, MRI Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology areas are based within the X-ray Department, and can be found on Level 1 in the Centre Block of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

If you use the multi-storey car park on Craven Road, you will enter the hospital on Level 2. Follow the signs for all wards and departments and use the stairs or lifts down to Level 1 in the main corridor in Centre Block. If you need help finding your way, ask at the main reception on Level 2 or at the Welcomers' desk.

Wheelchair access: Wheelchairs and an electric buggy are also usually available near the main reception area to help patients with mobility problems.

X-ray Level 2

The X-ray Department is located on Level 2 of the Centre Block in the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

If you use the multi-storey car park on Craven Road, you will enter the hospital on Level 2. Follow the signs for all wards and departments to Level 2 in the main corridor in Centre Block. If you need help finding your way, ask at the main reception on Level 2 or at the Welcomers' desk. Wheelchairs and an electric buggy are also usually available near the main reception area to help patients with mobility problems.

Patient Guide – what to bring / how to prepare:  Preparation for radiology procedures varies according to what is required and the type of imaging modality used.  If preparation is required, an appointment letter will be sent to explain the procedure and preparation.  Please avoid bringing valuables to the department with you.

General X-ray procedures require no preparation.

Please note that pregnancy is a contraindication for most procedures involving radiation.

Refreshment points

  • Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
  • Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
  • Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
  • League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

ATM machine:  Opposite the reception desk on level 2 in the Main Entrance Block.

X-Ray, Centre block, Level 1

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Department of Radiology
Levels 1 & 2
Centre Block
Royal Berkshire
NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading
RG1 5AN

0118 322 7991