Patients & Visitors

Radiology Department


Opening Times

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All plain x-ray examinations are performed through an open access service where patients referred by GPs can arrive when it's convenient without an appointment, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), 8.15am to 4.00pm.

A 24 hour, 7 day a week, Radiology service is provided for the Emergency Department (ED) for accident and trauma patients.

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All fluoroscopy procedures are booked via appointment only, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

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CT and MRI

The Radiology department has two 64-slice state of the art CT scanners which operate from 8am to 8pm Monday – Thursday, until 5pm on Friday and until 1pm at weekends.

There are two 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners which also operate from 8am to 8pm Monday – Thursday, until 5pm on Friday and until 4pm at weekends. In addition to this, we have a visiting mobile MRI van approximately twice a week to enable us to provide adequate MRI capacity.

All outpatient appointments for CT & MRI are appointment only but we are able to provide a wide range of appointment times, including evenings and weekends to suit most patients.

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There are two Ultrasound departments located within the Royal United Hospital, Bath. The General Ultrasound department is situated within the Main Radiology Department in Zone B (B7) and a second site within the Princess Anne Wing of the hospital in Zone D (D3). Both Ultrasound departments are open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays), on an appointment only basis.

Ultrasound performed on the Princess Anne Wing site is predominantly Obstetric and Gynaecological.

Ultrasound examinations are also performed at Chippenham, Trowbridge and Frome Community Hospitals on an appointment only basis.

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