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Imaging Services

Imaging Services

Referral Process

All Imaging referrals are either supported by a specialist pathway or by appointment (other than walk-in chest XRay access). The service is open to direct access GP referrals through electronic ordering in ICE with reports readily available through the same mechanism. Consultant Radiologists may be contacted for further opinion on reports and for clinical advice on the most appropriate examination for patients. Please see iRefer link that may also be of assistance.

Patient Information Leaflets

The Imaging Department is extremely well equipped and provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional services. Each service tends to be referred to as a modality and a brief outline of each service and opening hours is detailed below. We have a large multidisciplinary team comprising of Radiologists, Radiographers, Sonographers, Senior Nurses, Imaging Assistants, Administrators and Porters. Patients will always receive a friendly and professional welcome. We pride ourselves on delivering a patient focused service with a maximum waiting time of 4 weeks for most routine examinations. The Imaging Services Manager is Mr Simon Nicholson.

Main X-ray
This department is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm and provides plain film X-ray support for GPs, Outpatient clinics, inpatients, dental and fluoroscopy.  Walk-in access for chest-X-ray is available 9am-12pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm (Monday – Friday).  Patients may be asked to change into a gown for certain XRay procedures. 

A&E X-ray
This department is open 24/7 providing plain film X-ray support to our Emergency Department and Acute Wards.

CT Scanning
The CT department has two GE scanners, Discovery HD with the latest dual energy capabilities and an OPTIMA 660 with organ dose modulation. We carry out a large range of CT examinations including colonography studies and cardiac scanning. CT is open seven days per week 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 6pm at weekends. Emergency CT is available 24hrs per day.

MRI
The MRI department has two Philips scanners carrying out a large range of MR examinations.  MRI is open seven days per week 7am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 6pm at weekends.

General Medical Ultrasound
General medical ultrasound covers abdominal, soft tissue and vascular examinations. Our general medical ultrasound department is open seven days per week, Monday to Thursday 8am – 8pm, Fridays 8am – 4.30pm and 8.30am – 4.30pm at weekends.

Maternity Ultrasound Department
Our Maternity Ultrasound Department is based in our Women’s Health Unit and is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am – 4.30pm with Tuesdays 8am – 8pm.  Please see our policy on fetal sexing for pregnant women. 

Nuclear Medicine Department
Our Nuclear Medicine department is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm and involves the use of radioisotopes to assist in specialist imaging.  This service also includes bone densitometry (DEXA) scanning.

Waiting times for all diagnostic services are low.  The national waiting time targets are to see patients within 6 weeks but this Department strives to provide a faster response and is working towards extending patient choice of appointments wherever possible. Please see our patient access policy for further information.

If you have any queries about your examination, or the service in general please contact us on 01582 718156.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

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  • Dr Somasundaram Ramkumar
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Simon Allen
    Divisional Director of DTO
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  • Dr Nicholas Bassett
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Minaxi Dattani
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Thayahlan Iyngkaran
    Consultant Radiologist/
    Clinical Director
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  • Dr Smita Kamat
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Kai Low
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Sheena McLaggan
    Consultant
    Radiologist
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  • Dr Preena Patel
    Consultant Radiologist
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  • Dr Asha Radhamma
    Consultant Radiologist/
    Breast Screening 
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  • Dr Oran Roche
    Consultant Radiologist
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  • Dr Rachana Shukla
    Consultant Radiologist
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  • Dr Kumar Subramanian
    Consultant Radiologist
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  • Dr Mark Alexander
    Consultant Radiologist

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Service Manager:
Simon Nicholson
Simon.Nicholson@ldh.nhs.uk
01582 497055

CT and Nuclear Medicine Modality Manager:
Lynda Linbourne
Lynda.Linbourne@ldh.nhs.uk

Plain Film Modality Manager:
Sally Hacking
Sally.Hacking@ldh.nhs.uk

MRI Modality Manager: 
Dario Prudencio
Dario.prudencio@ldh.nhs.uk 

General Ultrasound Modality Manager: 
Amanda Houghton
Amanda.Houghton@ldh.nhs.uk 

O&G Ultrasound Modality Manager:
Sophia Holland 
Sophia.Holland@ldh.nhs.uk 

General Manager:
Louise Young
Louise.Young@ldh.nhs.uk

Office Manager:
Lorraine Swain
Lorraine.Swain@ldh.nhs.uk

X-ray reception: 
01582 718156
Fax - 01582 718155

CT & MRI Scanning reception:
01582 497438

A&E reception:
01582 497332

Maternity Ultrasound reception:
01582 497499

On Call Radiographer:
Via Switchboard

Consultant secretaries:
01582 718082

Clinical Director:
Dr Thayahlan Iyngkaran
Thayahlan.Iyngkaran@ldh.nhs.uk

Outpatients booking department:
01582 561385

Switchboard:
01582 491166

For GP Imaging Queries containing patient identifiable date please use:
ldh-tr.imagingcrn@nhs.net