We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and efficient imaging service to the population of Great Yarmouth and Waveney, along with the surrounding areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.
- X-rays to produce images ranging from bones, joints, breasts and chest x-rays to more specialised procedures using dyes such as bariums studies of the bowels or studies of the kidneys.
- Ultrasound to image for pregnancy, soft tissue organs like the kidneys and liver and more specialised procedures such as joints.
- Computerised Tomography (CT) to image the soft tissue organs and joints in greater detail.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to image the soft tissues and joints and provide greater detail.
Radiology is essential in the investigation of injuries, a range of illnesses and the monitoring of the progression or response to treatment.
We have 100 staff who consist of Radiologists (Doctors specialised in imaging), Radiographers (imaging healthcare professionals), Assistant Practitioners (NVQ trained imaging staff), nursing, administrative and support staff.
What services are provided?
The Radiology Department consists of the following 5 main clinical service areas:
- Bone Mineral Density Scanner (BMD)
- Breast Imaging Unit / Breast Screening
- CT and MRI Scanning
- Ultrasound, including maternity services
How can I get a referral?
Patients can be referred by their local GP or other healthcare professional.
Breast Imaging – Either a breast surgeon or NHS Breast Screening Programme (women aged over 47 every three years). Women over 70 may ring directly (01493 452885) to request a three yearly appointment.
Where is the department located?
Main x-ray, BMD and Ultrasound departments – Through the main entrance of the hospital, pass the cafeteria on the left, continue through the double doors and it is located directly in front of you.
Note: Some Ultrasound examinations are carried out in dedicated clinical areas i.e. Antenatal, Gynaecology Clinic.
Breast Imaging - Located on the rear corridor of the hospital opposite pathology
CT/MRI – Located on the rear corridor of the hospital – we do have a visiting mobile MR van on occasions and if you are booked for this you will be asked to attend X-ray instead – please check the location on your appointment letter.
What are the opening times?
Main X-ray: 08:30 – 17:00 (24hrs through accident and emergency)
BMD: Tuesday & Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Breast Imaging: Monday - Thursday 08:30 – 17:00; Friday 08:30 – 16:30
CT: 08:10 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-20:00 Saturdays and Sundays.
MRI: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:30, occasional Saturdays and Sundays.
Ultrasound: 08:30 – 20:00.
How can I contact the department?
Breast Imaging Appointments: 01493 452 885
CT and MRI Scanning: 01493 453 260
X-ray, BMD and Ultrasound Appointments: 01493 453 659
GP X-ray Bookings: 01493 453 456
Radiology Nurses: 01493 452 099
Patient information leaflets available here - please view the Radiology drop down menu.
Service Manager: Elizabeth Thompson
Lead Radiographer/ Head of X-ray: Mrs Dorothy Wheatman
Head of Breast Imaging: Ms Melanie Taylor
Head of CT/MRI: Mrs Anita Haylett
Head of Main X-ray: Mrs Dorothy Wheatman
Head of Ultrasound: Penny Moores
Radiology Sister: Suzanne Cleveland