Radiology involves the use of imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease.
We undertake a range of examinations including x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine.
Many examinations require some preparation. Each appointment letter will contain specific information regarding any preparation required.
You will be seen either by a radiographer, sonographer, technician, nurse or radiologist. You will often be asked to change into a gown prior to the examination. For many CT and MRI examinations you will be given a contrast medium injection to enhance the images obtained.
Following the examination you will be given any further instructions if necessary and advice regarding how the results will be made available.
Further information can be found in our patient information leaflets.
We provide services at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital and Hove Polyclinic.
RSCH: 01273 696955 extn 4118 (main department); extn 4242 (x-ray); extn 4382 (nuclear medicine)
PRH: 01444 441881 extn 8329
Hove Polyclinic: 0300 304 0110
Urgent referrals from outside BSUH can be faxed to us.
Biliary drainage and stenting
change of nephrostomy
Colorectal stent insertion
CT coronary angiography
Having a testicular (varicocele) embolisation
having ablation treatment at STAC
Imaging what is involved
NG12 Direct Access for Children & Young People (up to 18 years old) – Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Bone Sarcoma
Nuclear Medicine bone scan
Nuclear Medicine MAG3 renogram
Oesophageal stent insertion
Percutaneous gastrostomy insertion
percutaneous lung biopsy
Portal pressure measurements
risks and benefits of using ionising radiation
Trans jugular liver biopsy
Ultrasound guided percutaneous aspiration
Urgent Direct Access X-Ray and Ultrasound for Children & Young People
What is nuclear medicine
Your CT colonography scan
your CT scan
Your flouroscopy swallow
your nuclear medicine myocardial perfusion scan