The imaging department hosts a multi-disciplinary team covering many different specialities.
Your radiographer has been trained to take your X-ray, CT or MRI scan. Reporting radiographers have been trained to interpret diagnostic images such as X-rays and provide a written report. If a radiographer has been trained to perform and interpret ultrasound, they may be called a sonographer. If you have an interventional procedure (such as an angiogram or biopsy) a radiographer will be part of the team looking after you.
Radiographers complete a 3 year degree in diagnostic imaging. All radiographers must be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) before they are allowed to work in the UK.
In Radiology at CUH we have a team of about XX radiographers. A Modality Lead is in charge of most of the clinical areas e.g. CT, MRI, general X-ray, Emergency Imaging and Interventional.
The role of our radiology nurses is to support the team during interventional procedures and to care for the patients in in recovery afterwards.
Nurses complete a 3 year degree and must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) before they are allowed to work in the UK.
The nursing team in Radiology is led by a Matron.
Health Care Assistants (HCA) and Radiology Department Assistants (RDA)
The HCAs and RDAs role is to support radiologists, radiographers and nurses to help and care for patients.
Administrative and clerical team
A member of this team will greet you when you arrive at one of our receptions. They will check that we have all your details and that they are correct before booking you in. Our team includes secretaries, booking staff who will book appointments and answer queries, supervisors and managers.
Your radiologist is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret diagnostic images such as X-rays, MRI and CT scans, to help guide the management of disease. If you have an interventional procedure (such as a tumour ablation or a biopsy) a specially trained radiologist, called an Interventional Radiologist, will perform the procedure. Some ultrasound scans are also performed by a radiologist. Radiologists provide a written report of your examination or procedure which is sent electronically to the referring clinician.