Fluoroscopy

We undertake swallows, meals, follow throughs, enemas, small bowel enema, sialograms, fistulograms, arthrograms, using appropriate contrast medium. Studies of the urinary tract and bladder are also held. The consultant radiologist works with a radiographer and a nurse to carry out the procedures.

Key telephone numbers

We can be contacted on:

Queens Hospital appointment enquiries
01708 435301

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from the wards, outpatients and GPs. Forms must be sent or taken to the x-ray department. Once the request forms are vetted by the radiologist, appointments are made and then preparation sheets, medication and a description of the procedure is sent to the patient.

Outpatient waiting times vary from examination to examination but the average wait is 4 weeks.

Any urgent request can be discussed with the radiologist for priority booking.

We have to ensure that there is no possibility of pregnancy in females presenting for fluoroscopic examinations as there could be a risk of damage to the foetus. If there is any possibility that you could be pregnant please let us know before the procedure. Females between the age of 11 and 55 will be asked at each stage of the appointment whether there is any possibility that they may be pregnant.

Diagnostic MRI Service

We provide an MRI image service, using our four MRI scanners. An MRI scanner is a complex imaging machine containing a large open ended tube. It’s used to help diagnose disease and injury. Radiographers, who are highly skilled health care professionals, perform the scan.  The scan can take between 20-90 minutes, causes no physical discomfort although it can be quite noisy (ear protection is given) and provides detailed images of the soft tissue structures within the body.

Key telephone numbers

Queen’s Hospital

Advice line: 01708 435 000 extension 5731

Main radiology department: 01708 435 369 

King George Hospital

Advice line: 020 8970 5731

Main radiology department: 020 8970 8307

Preparing for your appointment

You may eat and drink normally and take any prescribed medicines before and after the scan. Wedding rings are fine but please leave all other jewellery at home. If you’re coming for a back, neck or body scan, then it would be helpful if you wore clothes without any metal components to them (zips, clips, clasps etc.), remembering that bras have metal clips in them. However we do have hospital gowns to change into if this is not possible.

Clinic locations

Queen’s Hospital

Blue Zone
Ground Floor
Queen's Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex, RM7 0AG

  • Monday-Sunday: 7.30am-8pm (commonly we run the service to midnight) 

King George Hospital

Ground floor
King George Hospital
Barley Lane
Goodmayes
Ilford, IG3 8YB

  • Monday-Sunday: 7.30am-8pm (commonly we run the service to midnight)  

Nuclear Medicine

Our team provides diagnostic imaging service using radioactive tracers, including bone, cardiac, renal, brain and lung imaging. We are also able to provide I131 outpatient therapies, metastrom and Ra223 therapy services. Our team of technicians, clinicians, nurses and support staff are always willing to provide expert advice and support to both patients and referrers.

Key telephone numbers

King George Hospital: 020 8970 8468

Queen’s Hospital: 01708 435185

What type of treatments are available in our service?

Full Nuclear Medicine imaging service, alongside cell labelling, non-imaging and therapy services.

Clinic locations

Queen’s Hospital

Orange Zone
Ground Floor
Queen's Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex, RM7 0AG

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
     

King George Hospital

Radiology
Ground floor
King George Hospital
Barley Lane
Goodmayes
Ilford, IG3 8YB

  • Monday-Sunday: 8am-4pm (excluding Bank Holidays)  

Key staff

Lead consultants: Dr Gunasekera, Dr N Nagabhushan, Dr S Reynolds

Lead Technician, Nuclear Medicine: Brian Green

Deputy Chief Technician: Rita Mackenzie

Deputy Chief Technician: Rosemary Cornhill

Secretary: Lisa Strickfuss

Nuclear Medicine Nurse: Marichel Salcedo

Physicist: Dr Karen Gannon

 

Radiology CT or CAT

Radiology CT or CAT

Computerised Tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body - muscles, fat and organs - and contain more information than a standard x-ray.

We have three scanners in total – two at Queen’s Hospital and one at King George Hospital. We also have a radiographer-led CT Colonoscopy service for patients who are deemed too frail, or who have had a failed endoscopic colonoscopy.

Key telephone numbers

Cancel / change appointment  01708 435000 – King George Hospital extension 8087 or Queen’s Hospital 3258

Preparing for your appointment

If your doctor has asked you to attend our department for clinical photography, they will also have asked you to sign a consent form prior to arriving. Your doctor may also want to use your images for teaching or publication purposes. You will be informed of this at the time of your consultation and, if you agree, you will be asked to sign another consent form allowing this.

Clinic locations

Queen’s Hospital

Blue Zone
Ground Floor
Queen's Hospital
Rom Valley Way
Romford
Essex, RM7 0AG

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm

King George Hospital

Block 5
King George Hospital
Barley Lane
Goodmayes
Ilford, IG3 8YB

  • Monday - Friday: 8am-8pm

Key staff

Lead Consultant: Dr Mohamed Elsayad, Clinical Lead for Radiology

CT Lead Cross-Site Radiographer: Leila Gipson-Blackett

Deputy Lead Radiographers: Ravinder Rana, Ojei Osakwe and Karen Lloyd

Referrals

We work in partnership with GPs to provide a fast and efficient service. Referrals from GPs are reviewed by the CT Lead Radiographer and the CT Lead Radiologist. An appointment is then sent to the patient to attend one of our sites, depending on the CT required.

Walk-in service for chest x-rays

We provide the following walk-in x-ray services at the following locations and times.

Appointments are still required for all other x-ray requests. 

•            The Fanshawe Clinic (10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday);

•             Barking Hospital (9.30am to 12.30 and 2.30pm to 7pm, 7 days a week);

•             Harold Wood (9am to 12.30 and 2.30pm to 6pm, 7 days a week);

•             King George Hospital (9am to 7pm, 7 days a week);

•             Queens Hospital (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

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