Radiology

 

Radiology

Our Radiology departments offer imaging services to aid diagnosis of medical conditions for patients who have been referred from GPs, Emergency Department, Outpatients services and for those who are In-Patients on our wards

We offer Radiology services at each of our 5 sites: Furness General Hospital, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Queen Victoria Hospital, Ulverston Community Health Centre and Westmorland General Hospital.

Services Offered:

Furness General Hospital

The main radiology department is on Level 4 in the main building.

Radiology at FGH offers full routine diagnostic services as detailed above for Accident and Emergency, Inpatients, Outpatients and GP referrals.

There is a CT suite, MRI suite, three general X-Ray rooms, three Ultrasound rooms, a Nuclear Medicine department with a gamma camera and a fluoroscopy suite. A further Ultrasound machine in the antenatal unit is used for obstetric scanning. 

A new MRI scanner was installed in Feb 2016

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

The Radiology department provides a service to all medical and surgical specialties and to General Practitioners within the district. The site offers diagnostic and interventional services as detailed above.

The main Radiology facility is located in the main Centenary building near to the Emergency Department.

There are two CT scanners, three general Ultrasound rooms, three X-ray rooms and a Nuclear Medicine department with a gamma camera. There is an Interventional Radiology Suite adjoining a Day Case Ward with 4 beds, staffed by dedicated nurses. This is used to care for patients who have had interventional procedures such as biopsies and drainages on a day case basis. 

The Medical X-Ray department in Medical Unit 1 contains a further general X-Ray room. This is mainly a GP referral X-Ray centre and includes a dental X-Ray room.

Obstetric Ultrasound is performed in the Maternity Unit in the Women’s and Children’s department. The RLI is a training hospital for the North West Deanery School of Radiology and Radiology Specialist Registrars rotate through the hospital as part of their training. Student Radiographers also undergo training at the hospital.

Queen Victoria Hospital, Morecambe

The Radiology facility within the QVH provides an X-Ray service for patients referred from Out-patient clinics and patients referred from their GP. There is also an ultrasound room. We provide a ‘walk-in’ service for X-Ray so it is not necessary to be allocated an appointment.

Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal

General radiography, fluoroscopy and ultrasound are performed at WGH with a visiting mobile MRI scanner under contract from an external provider. The X-Ray department is located on the ground floor and is well-signposted from the main entrance to the Hospital.

Ulverston Community Health Centre

There is one X-ray room at Ulverston which provides a general radiography service for GP and outpatient referrals between 8.30 am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday plus alternative Wednesday afternoons. 

An ultrasound service is offered at Ulverston for a limited number of examinations by appointment.  Referrals should be sent to Furness General Hospital in the normal way.

Results

The results of your test will be sent to the person in charge of your care who requested your referral.  If you have not heard anything about your results within 4 weeks, please contact this person via the UHMBT Switchboard 01524 65944. If you do not know who this person is please call the relevant X-Ray reception.

RLI X-Ray Reception - 01524 516285 or 01524 516284 

FGH X-Ray Reception - 01229 403558

WGH X-Ray Reception - 01539 795276

Meet the Team

  • Dr Robin Proctor - Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Director Core Clinical Services
  • Debbie Crawford - Imaging Services Manager
  • Chris Whiteside - Head of Department, FGH/WGH
  • Christine Spry - Deputy Head of Department, FGH
  • Sharon Timperley - Head of Department, RLI
  • Karen Brakewell - Deputy Head of Department, RLI
  • Lyn Johnson - Deputy Head of Department, WGH
  • Dr Alasdair Taylor - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Andrew Sambrook - Consultant Radiologist and Clinic Lead Radiologist
  • Dr Greg Mataka - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Lawrence Ness - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Melanie Schofield - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Nigel Grunshaw - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Nik Hussin - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Raghu Kamanahalli - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Ranjan Kukreti - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Sameer Shamshuddin - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Sangeetha Kolpattil - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Stephen Slater - Consultant Radiologist
  • Dr Helen L Smith - Consultant Radiologist
  • Rose Byron - Lead Radiographer, FGH
  • Rosemary Wilson - Lead Radiographer, RLI
  • Jayne Elwood - CT/MR Lead Radiographer, FGH
  • Maxine Karim – Interim CT/MR Lead Radiographer, RLI 
  • Joanne Park - Lead Radiographer for Nuclear Medicine, FGH 
  • Glenda Pritchard - Lead Radiographer for Nuclear Medicine, RLI
  • Jayne Ireland - Lead Sonographer
  • Caroline Kelly - Lead Nurse, Radiology Day Care Unit, RLI
  • Craig Anderson - UHMBT Radiographer Clinical Tutor

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Last Reviewed July 2016

Contact Details

FGH X-Ray Reception - 01229 403558

RLI Appointments - 01524 511911

RLI X-Ray Reception - 01524 583651

WGH X-Ray Reception - 01539 795276

Radiology Glossary

Angiography – A type of X-Ray used to examine blood vessels

Biopsy – A procedure to take a small sample of tissue so that it can be examined and tested

CT Scans – A Computerised Tomography (CT) scan is used to capture a detailled image of the inner body

Fluoroscopy – A type of X-Ray used to examine moving images of the inner body

Hysterosalpingogram – An X-ray that examines the reproductive organs of women, such as the uterus and fallopian tubes

Mammography - A type of X-Ray used to examine breast tissues

MRI Scan – A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inner body

Nuclear Medicine – The application of a small amount of radioactive substances in order to diagnose diseases

Ultrasound – A procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of a part of the body. Commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb.

X-Ray – A painless procedure used to take images of the inside of the body

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