The Radiology Department offers a range of diagnostic and interventional imaging services for both in-patients and out-patients. We see patients from GP surgeries, hospital clinics, in-patient wards and from the Emergency Department.
We also see many specialised referrals from the Medical Specialist Group. You must be referred by your Doctor or Specialist for an examination. This service at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) is the main imaging department for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located next to the Emergency Department at the PEH.
In addition, there is a Radiology facility at the Mignot Memorial Hospital in Alderney which provides radiography and ultrasound. There are 3 half day sessions per week for radiography and 1 day a month for ultrasound. This operates on an appointment system and there is emergency cover at most other times.
Opening Hours and Contact
The main department is open between 07:00 - 20:00 Monday to Friday.
The MRI section operates extended opening hours between 07:00 - 20:00 Monday to Sunday.
Emergency cover is provided via and on-call service outside of these hours. Some examinations have limitations which means they can only be done at certain times of the day or certain days of the week. For most examinations you will need to be given an appointment.
The department can be contacted by telephone on 01481 222015. The Admin Support Services are open 07:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.
GP Patients having X-Rays
- If you are referred to the Radiology Department by your GP or Specialist, then you will either have an appointment time or be required to come along to one of our open sessions. The session times are set by which healthcare provider you were referred from:
- Island Health 08.45 - 13.00 Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays)
- St Sampsons
- Queen's Road Group 08.45 - 13.00 Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays)
- Queen's Road
- Le Longfrie
- Healthcare Group 13.00 - 16.30 Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays)
- St Martin's
- High Street
- You may turn up no sooner than 1 working day after you have seen your GP. This allows the request to be checked prior to your examination. If you do not attend within 1 working week, we will refer your request back to your GP. If you have any queries or cannot attend within one working week, please call the Radiology department on 01481 222015.
The Radiology Team
- A Radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images. Radiologists provide written results of the examinations. These results then get sent to the referring doctor.
- A radiographer is a person who has been trained to undertake the various imaging procedures. Radiographers can specialise in various areas within the department. A Sonographer is a radiographer who has trained to perform ultrasound.
- Radiology Nurse
- The role of our radiology nurses is to help the team during various procedures and to care for patients that need nursing care.
Glossary of Radiology Terms
- You might hear your GP or Specialist mention one or more of the below terms. Here is a brief explanation, but if you would like more detail please visit the link.
- CT Scan - uses x-rays and computer technology to scan parts of a body structure or shape. This is used primarily to assess fractures and dislocations as well as to plan surgery and help with diagnosis. More info can be found on CT scans here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ct-scan/
- MRI Scan - uses magnetic fields and radio waves to make images of the body. This scan helps to diagnose conditions, plan treatments and see how effective previously received treatment has been. More info on MRI scans can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mri-scan/
- Nuclear Medicine - this involves using radioactive substances to assess the functionality of organs and systems within the body. It's often used for bone, lung, renal and thyroid imaging and involves an injection through a vein in the arm or hand. More info can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pet-scan/
- DEXA scanning - used to measure bone density in patients who are at risk or have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. This scan uses low level x-rays and identifies weakened bones. More info on DEXA scans can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dexa-scan/
- Ultrasound - this uses sound waves to obtain a picture of organs and structures to look for abnormalities. More info on ultrasound scans can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ultrasound-scan/