Diagnostic Services

X Ray and Diagnostic Services in Hertfordshire

Diagnostic Services

Radiology

The xray department is staffed by experienced professionals and is equipped with state of the art equipment.

If you would like to find out more information about our diagnostic services or to book an appointment, you can contact us on 01462 427203 or by filling out our online form.

The radiology fax number for referrals is: 01462 427 224

The range of services on offer includes:

Ultrasound scanning - available Monday to Friday (9am -5pm)

The following are under a Gynaecologist – referral required:

  • Early pregnancy (6-12 weeks)
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Breast
  • Doppler (Vascular)
  • Abdominal
  • Renal
  • Pelvic
  • Muscoskeletal
  • Cardiac (Echo cardiology) (by a Cardiologist)

Digital Fluoroscopy / Contrast studies

  • All Barium studies
  • Hysterosalpingograms
  • Micturating cystograms
  • Arthrograms
  • Intravenous Urograms (IVU)

Mammography

  • Symptomatic (under a breast specialist)
  • Screening (over 40’s)

Plain films - available Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)

  • OPG’s
  • General Xrays

  • Musculo skeletal

CT - available every Friday (8am - 8pm)

All aspects of CT scanning including specialist such as;

  • CT Virtual Colonography
  • CT Dental
  • CT Muskoskeletal
  • CT Anthrography

You will need to be under the care of a named Consultant and this is normally via a referral through your GP. If you would like to find out more information about our CT scanning service, you can contact us on 01462 427203 or by filling out our online form.

MRI - available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (8am - 8pm)

All aspects of MRI including specialist such as:

  • All contrast enhanced studies
  • Breast screening
  • Musculo skeletal
  • MRCP, MRI small bowel
  • Neurology

The department also offers diagnostics for sports and back injuries.

New Direct Access MSK MRI Service

Pinehill has successfully worked alongside the CCG to set up a direct access pathway for MSK MRI for Hertfordshire GPs.  The pathway allows GPs to directly refer to Pinehill hospital Radiology department via our referral form which is on Ardens. Referrals are to be sent to rhc.pinehill-radiologyreferrals@nhs.net with scans to be performed within the agreed 6 week breach period.  The pathway was set up with the target of relieving The Lister Hospital of the large proportion of their MSK referrals to improve access to MRI for more medically urgent patients such as suspected cancers.  This decrease in the waiting time for medically urgent scans will have a positive effect on patient care within the Trust.

For plain films, appointments can be offered as early as the day of referral. For other procedures, depending on the preparation and specialty, an appointment will be offered within the next 2 days. 

Why choose Pinehill Hospital?

Pinehill Hospital is a small private hospital in the market town of Hitchin in Herts nestled between Stevenage and Luton. All consultants working at Pinehill have been granted practicing privileges having completed a stringent assessed process before going before our Management Advisory Committee. They are all highly skilled surgeons, experienced consultants who conduct many procedures and operations every week. 

Appointments are normally offered within 3-5 days and reported back to the GP within 5 days.

Imaging department opening hours

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm 

Please contact us on 01462 427203

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