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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


The Department of Radiology comprises of a large team of dedicated and experienced radiologists, radiographers, nurses, friendly support and administration staff.

Working together, and benefitting from state-of-the-art technology, we aim to provide our patients with the very best in diagnostic and interventional imaging services.

Radiology services

University Hospitals Dorset provide a wide range of radiology services across their three hospitals, including:

Please note, not all of the above services are available at each hospital.

Useful contacts at Poole Hospital:

Radiology reception: 0300 019 2256

General ultrasound appointments: 0300 019 2161

Obstetric ultrasound: 0300 019 2704

Nuclear medicine: 0300 019 2499

MRI scan appointments / reception: 0300 019 8506/2005

CT scan appointments: 0300 019 8284

X-ray (GP appointments): 0300 019 8606

X-ray (barium/fluoroscopy appointments): 0300 019 8002

Dorset Breast Screening: 01202 665511. Option 2

Private patients radiology: 0300 019 8192

Useful contacts Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals:

X-Ray: 0300 019 4107

Ultrasound: 0300 019 4512

CT: 0300 019 4247

MRI: 0300 019 4993

DEXA: 0300 019 4124

Clinical Measurement: 0300 019 4569.



All of the above services require a recognised clinical referral and an agreed appointment date and time.

The only exceptions to this are:

  • Patients who have been given a referral form by their GP for a chest x–ray 
  • Patients who have been given a referral form by their GP to rule out a broken bone (also known as a fracture)

In the above cases, patients can self present to the x-ray department at Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Please call the relevent x-ray department to obtain opening hours.

For all other x-ray referrals, please make an appointment. Please be aware that due to the unpredictable nature of a "walk–in" service, there is sometimes a short wait during busy times.

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