Radiology

Who is the service for?

The service is for patients who are admitted to the Trust inpatient wards and Day Services Departments and for patients attending the Emergency Departments and the Urgent Care Centre at Rochdale Infirmary.

The service also provides for patients referred by their GP from local GP practices and integrated care centres.

The service provides for patients attending outpatient clinics across the Trust premises and at Royal Oldham provides specialist MRI and Ultrasound scan services for Pennine MSK CATS.

What does the service provide?

Radiology- X-Ray

The provision of X-Ray and Fluoroscopy services to patients referred from GP's Outpatient clinics and inpatient wards.  X-Ray and Fluoroscopy involves the use of low dose radiation.

CT Scan

The provision of specialist scans for patients referred from Outpatients clinics and inpatients wards.  CT scan is often the first line diagnostic examination for a range of medical complaints including some cancers.  CT scan involves the use of radiation.

MRI Scan

The provision of specialist scans for patients referred from Outpatients clinics and inpatients wards.  MRI scan is also provided at Royal Oldham for patient referred from the Pennine MSK CATS with suspected muscular-skeletal conditions.  MRI scan does not use radiation however due to the strong magnetic force some patients are contra-indicated e.g. those with Cardiac pacemakers.

Ultrasound Scan

The provision of low risk non-invasive diagnostic testing services to patients referred from GP’s, Outpatient clinics and Inpatient wards; Ultrasound can also be used to guide biopsies and drainages in some cases.

Ante Natal Ultrasound Scan

The provision of low risk non-invasive diagnostic testing for expectant mothers.  Patients are referred from Ante Natal Clinics, Community midwives and inpatient wards and assessment units.

Vascular Ultrasound Scan

The provision of low risk non invasive diagnostic testing services to patients referred from GP’s Outpatient clinics and Inpatient wards; this service is for specific patients with vascular problems and suspected DVT.

DEXA

The provision of low dose radiation bone density monitoring; this service is provided to patients from Oldham GP’s and some specialist outpatients services.

Breast Imaging Services

The provision of low dose radiation imaging and non invasive and invasive ultrasound.  A referral is only accepted from a Breast Surgeon working within a Breast Clinic for patients presenting with a breast symptom.

Nuclear Medicine

Specialist imaging services for inpatients and patients referred from Outpatients clinics.

Intervention Radiology

Specialist invasive services undertaken with imaging guidance - click here for more.

Where is the service provided?

Radiology- X-Ray

Oldham – level G main hospital for outpatients and inpatient services

Oldham ICC – ground floor for GP referrals only

Rochdale Infirmary – level A

Fairfield – Ground floor near main entrance

North Manchester – H Block Ground floor near Main Entrance

CT Scan

Oldham – level G main hospital for outpatients and inpatient services

Rochdale Infirmary – level A

Fairfield – Ground floor near main entrance

North Manchester – H Block Ground floor near Main Entrance

MR Scan

Oldham – level G main hospital for outpatients and inpatient services

Rochdale Infirmary – level A

North Manchester – H Block Ground floor near Main Entrance

Ultrasound Scan

Oldham –Ground floor within the Radiology Department.

Rochdale Infirmary – Level A within the Radiology Department.

Fairfield – Ground floor within the Radiology Department.

North Manchester – H Block Ground floor within the Radiology Department (adjacent to A and E).

Ante Natal Ultrasound Scan

Oldham – Level F adjacent to Ante natal clinic

Rochdale Infirmary – Level C adjacent to Ante Natal Clinic.

Fairfield – Ground floor adjacent to Ante Natal Clinic.

North Manchester – F Block Ground floor adjacent to Ante Natal Clinic.

Vascular Ultrasound Scan

Oldham – lower ground D Block (Sheepfoot Lane)

Fairfield – Ground floor near main entrance

North Manchester – C Block Ground floor

DEXA

Oldham – lower ground D Block (Sheepfoot Lane)

Breast Imaging Services

Oldham – Victoria Unit – right hand of hospital site opposite the Emergency Department

North Manchester – OPF left hand of site opposite Women’s and Children’s. ( K Block)

Nuclear Medicine

North Manchester – Ground Floor K Block

Interventional Radiology

Oldham – G level near main entrance

North Manchester – H Block Ground floor.

Opening Times

These services are available by appointment or referral only.

Department

Site

Days

Opening Times

Comment

Neurophysiology

NMGH

Mon - Fri

8.30 – 16.00

 

Nuclear Medicine

NMGH

Mon - Fri

8.30 – 17.00

 

CT

NMGH

Mon - Fri

8.00 – 20.00

 

FGH

Mon - Fri

8.00 – 20.00

 

TROH

Mon - Fri

7.30 – 20.00

 

RI

Mon - Fri

8.00 – 16.00

 

MR

NMGH

Mon - Sun

8.00 – 20.00

 

TROH

Mon - Sun

7.30 – 20.00

 

RI

Mon - Sun

8.00 – 20.00

 

X-Ray

NMGH

Mon – Fri

Sat

8.00 –20.00

9.00 – 12.00

 

 

FGH

Mon – Fri

Sat

8.00 –20.00

9.00 – 12.00

 

 

TROH

Mon – Fri

Sat

8.00 –20.00

9.00 – 12.00

 

GP Trauma Only

TROH ICC

Mon – Fri

Sat

8.00 –20.00

9.00 – 12.00

 

GP Referrals

RI

Mon – Fri

Sat

8.30 – 19.30

9.00 – 12.00

 

 

General Ultrasound

NMGH

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 17.00

 

Some weekend appointments available between 8.30am and 5pm.

FGH

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 17.00

 

Some early evening appointments available between 5pm and 8pm.

 

TROH

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 17.00

 

Some weekend appointments available between 8.30am and 2.30pm.

RI

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 1600

 

 

Antenatal Ultrasound

NMGH

Mon – Fri

 

8.30 – 18.00

 

 

FGH

Mon – Fri

 

8.30 – 16.30

 

 

TROH

Mon – Fri

 

8.00 – 18.00

 

 

RI

Mon – Fri

 

8.00 – 16.00

 

 

Breast Radiology

NMGH

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 17.00

 

 

TROH

Mon – Fri

 

9.00 – 17.00

 

 

These services are available by appointment or referral only.

Practical information

Patients referred for specialist examinations will be issued with a patient information leaflet specific to the examination they have been referred for.

Key staff/consultants

Senior Directorate Manager – Paul Barker

Clinical Services Manager – Janet Birch

Neurophysiology Manager – Marie Clark

Assistant Directorate Manager – Michelle Kernaghan

Quality & Performance Manager – Stephanie Antrobus

Cross Sectional Imaging Manager – Tamsin Hamilton

Ultrasound Manager – Marcia Wild

Radiology Matron – Heather Andrew

Breast Imaging Manager – Alison Darlington

Nuclear Medicine Manager – Samantha Higham

Clinical Director – Dr Carolyn Allen