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What is radiology?

Diagnostic radiology uses imaging techniques, such as x-rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound to look inside your body to assess or diagnose disease and injury. You’ll usually be referred to us for an imaging appointment following a referral from your GP or hospital Consultant.

The Society of Radiographers estimates that over 90% of patients have some form of imaging or scan during their time in hospital. Our Imaging Department team alone performs more than 18,000 scans a year.

At Benenden Hospital we can help you get the answers you need, quickly.

I have a question about diagnostic radiology

What happens before my diagnostic radiology procedure?

On arrival

You can usually eat and drink as normal and take any medications you’ve been prescribed on the day of your scan, unless we advise you not to.

When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll be met by a Radiographer. They’ll talk you through the whole process, explaining what to expect from the scan and answering any questions you have.

During your scan

You’ll be asked to remove all jewellery. If you’re coming to see us for a neck, back or body scan it would help us if you could avoid wearing clothes with zips, clasps or hooks.

What should I expect during my private radiology treatment?

Your Radiographer will tell you a bit about the equipment they’ll be using and will help you to position the part of your body that’s being scanned. If you’re having a CT or MRI scan, they’ll give you a buzzer to hold which you can press any time if you feel uncomfortable or worried.

What happens after my radiology treatment?

Once your scan is complete, it’ll be sent to the Radiologist for reporting. This report will then be sent back to your referring Clinician - your GP or a Consultant here at the hospital. They’ll then decide the best course of action and will be in contact with you regarding the results. This can take up to three weeks, depending on the urgency of your scan.

How much does private radiology cost?

The cost of diagnostic radiology is listed in the imaging section of our treatment prices page.

How do I book an appointment for private radiology?

To book an appointment, please complete our online form or call our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.

Our Radiologists

Dr Apthorp

Lesley Apthorp

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Apthorp's specialties include CT and MRI scanning, musculoskeletal imaging, breast imaging and oncology.

Dr Crundwell

Neil Crundwell

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Crundwell's specialties include chest, musculoskeletal, MSK ultrasound and arthrographic examinations.

Dr Dagiakidi

Jenny Dagiakidi

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Dagiakidi's specialties include cross sectional imaging, CT/MRI, Ultrasound and cancer imaging.

Dr Mo Faris

Mo Faris

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Dr Faris's interests include cutting edge vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology procedures.

Dr Galiatsatos

Nikolaos Galiatsatos

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Galiatsortos' specialties include cross-sectional imaging, cardiac CT scanning and MSK ultrasound.

Dr Giles

John Giles

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Giles' specialties include cardiovascular and interventional radiology.

Dr Good

Catriona Good

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Good's specialty is the assessment of neurological CT and MRI scans.

Dr Guy

Rosemary Guy

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Guy's specialties include cross-sectional imaging and breast imaging.

Dr Harris

Justin Harris

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Harris' specialties include vascular, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cross-section imaging and procedures.

Dr Joarder

Rita Joarder

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Joarder's specialties include chest CT scanning, abdominal and pelvic MRI scans.

Dr Salt

Benjamin Salt

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Salt's specialties include CT scanning, MRI scans and Ultrasound scanning.

Dr Jane Topple

Jane Topple

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Jane Topple is a Consultant Radiologist Cross sectional CT and MRI reporting of brain, head and neck and spine examinations.

Dr Neil Barlow, Consultant Radiologist at Benenden Hospital

Neil Barlow

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Barlow specialises in Cross sectional imaging, CT and MRI, and image guided drainage, both temporary and permanent.

Contact us about diagnostic scans

It's easy to find out more about treatment by giving us a call or completing our enquiry form.

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