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Imaging at Leicester’s Hospitals has a very large and diverse team. Between us we carry out and report on a vast array of imaging procedures and techniques and we have a world class reputation in a number of areas. No matter what your speciality, we are sure to be able to make the most of […]

Imaging at Leicester’s Hospitals has a very large and diverse team. Between us we carry out and report on a vast array of imaging procedures and techniques and we have a world class reputation in a number of areas. No matter what your speciality, we are sure to be able to make the most of your skills.

Imaging at UHL has:

  • 52 consultant radiologists, with more on the way
  • 30 radiology registrars
  • 220 HCPC registered radiographers
  • 23 assistant practitioners
  • 12 registered nurses
  • 84 radiology department assistants
  • 90 admin & clerical staff
  • 12 porters (at the LGH site)

We have digital radiography rooms. We have interventional/cardiac suites. We have 8 CT scanners, 7 MRI scanners, 10 obstetric ultrasound scanners, and 15 non-obstetric ultrasound scanners. We are the largest provider of non-obstetric ultrasound in the UK.

Our hospitals have the largest vendor independent managed equipment service (MES) in Europe. All of our imaging equipment is either on a 7 or 10 year replacement cycle.

We have a positive track record of encouraging extended roles including:

  • Cardiac stress MRI team
  • Plain film reporting including hot reporting, chest, and abdomen reporting
  • MRI reporting
  • Radiographer led fluoroscopy sessions
  • Head and neck ultrasound and fine needle aspiration by sonographers
  • Radiographer-led CT colonography
  • CT reporting

Our forensic imaging team has pioneered new methods in the use of contrast CT in place of post mortems.

We are a member of EMRAD and share a PACS system with other trusts in the East Midlands.

All queries about jobs within Imaging should be sent to imagingjobs@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Imaging at Leicester Royal Infirmary

The main department of the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) has 33 examination rooms across three buildings and three floors. The rooms include four CT scanners, three MRI scanners, and 13 ultrasound rooms.

The LRI has the busiest Emergency Department in the country. In early 2017, we will have a brand new £43 million Emergency Department floor containing four digital X-ray rooms and two CT scanners, almost at the front door.

Paediatric imaging is located at the LRI. The Trust is planning to build a children’s hospital on the LRI site with a new paediatric imaging department.

The LRI is also where our forensic imaging team is based.

Imaging at Glenfield Hospital

Glenfield Hospital (GH) has a worldwide reputation for its cardiac work.

The Imaging department has five DR plain film rooms and one flat plate fluoroscopy room in addition to three MRI, two CT scanners, two ultrasound rooms, and cardiac catheter labs. Mobile work forms a significant part of the radiographic workload and there is a wireless DR mobile. GH also has the main plain film GP hub for Leicestershire, which operates an open access system for all plain films and the department is very busy X-raying around 400 patients per day. GH also has a number of ECMO beds.

Imaging at Leicester General Hospital

Leicester General Hospital (LGH) Imaging Department consists of three plain film rooms (two digital), three interventional screening rooms, two CT and one MRI scanners. There are six ultrasound rooms plus four ultrasound  rooms in maternity. The department also staffs a satellite unit for lithotripsy.

For radiographers the department provides extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient plain film, theatre work and fluoroscopy.

Read Kudzai’s experience of being a diagnostic radiographer at Leicester’s Hospitals.

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