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We have a very large and diverse imaging team at UHL. 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 specialty, we will be able to make the most of your skills. […]

We have a very large and diverse imaging team at UHL. 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 specialty, we will be able to make the most of your skills.

The team of around 525 staff (correct as at May 2016) includes:

  • 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 administration and clerical staff
  • 12 porters (at the LGH site).

Our facilities include:

  • A high number of digital radiography rooms
  • Interventional/cardiac suites
  • Eight CT scanners
  • Seven MRI scanners
  • Nine obstetric ultrasound scanners
  • 19 non-obstetric ultrasound scanners (we are the largest provider of non-obstetric ultrasound in the UK).

UHL has the largest vendor-independent managed equipment service (MES) in Europe. All of our imaging equipment is either on a seven- or 10-year replacement cycle.

We are a member of the East Midlands Radiology Consortium (EMRAD) and work closely with other trusts in the East Midlands through a shared primary and acute care system.

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

Imaging at Leicester Royal Infirmary

The main department at the LRI has 25 examination rooms across two buildings and three floors. The rooms include four CT scanners and three MRI scanners.

In terms of patients through the door, the LRI has the busiest emergency department in the country. In early 2017, we will have a brand new £43 million area in the emergency department containing four digital X–ray rooms and two CT scanners, almost at the front door.

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

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 a flat plate fluoroscopy room as well as three MRI scanners, two CT scanners and cardiac catheter labs.

Mobile work forms a significant part of the radiographic workload and there is a wireless DR mobile. The Glenfield 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. The Glenfield also has a number of ECMO beds.

Imaging at Leicester General Hospital

Leicester General Hospital’s imaging department consists of three plain film rooms (two digital), three interventional screening rooms, two CT scanners and two MRI scanners. There are four ultrasound rooms. The department also staffs a satellite unit for lithotripsy.

More information about radiology opportunities including an overview of services, education and research activities, is available here.

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