Our Services A - Z - Radiology Department
About the service
The Radiology departments at St Helens and Whiston hospitals are equipped with the very latest technology.
Radiology helps to diagnose and treat disease using imaging technology.
There are a variety of imaging techniques that are used in our Trust they include:
- Interventional Radiology – Whiston only
- CT (Computed Tomography)
- DEXA Bone Density Scans – St Helens only
- Mammography – Burney Breast Unit – St Helens only
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Nuclear Medicine – Whiston only
- Obstetric Ultrasound
- General Ultrasound
- About the Team
Senior Team Members
There are a lot of people who are here to help you on your journey through Radiology and all play an important role in ensuring you receive the best possible care and experience when you attend the department. You may meet the following member of the team:
Radiologist – Doctors who specialise in Radiology, they analyse the images to diagnose, monitor and treat disease
Diagnostic Radiographers – produce and process images using cutting-edge technology in all modalities.
Sonographers – specialise in using ultrasonic imaging devices producing images/scans.
Nurses – Specialist Radiology nurses who may look after you during your visit
Assistant Practitioners – undertake a selection of x-ray images.
RDAs (Radiology Department Assistants) – Assist the clinical team with day to day duties.
Support Workers – will assist you during your visit and help the clinical team.
Administration Team – receptionists, appointment clerks.
- Location & Opening Hours
St Helens Hospital – Radiology Department – Ground Floor – Orange Zone
8.30am to 8.00pm Monday and Tuesday
8.30am to 6.00pm Wednesday to Friday
Whiston Hospital – Radiology Department – Lower Ground – Red Zone
9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday
Whiston Hospital – Emergency Radiology Department – Lower Ground – Red Zone
24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays
Whiston Hospital – Outpatients X-Ray Department – Level One – Yellow Zone
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Radiography (X-Rays) – Open Access for GP X-Ray referrals only
For GP X-Rays only, you can attend the sites below at any time during the hours stated:
Whiston site – Lower Ground – Red Zone
9.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Sunday
Whiston site – Outpatients X-Ray Department – Level One – Yellow Zone -
9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Whiston site – Emergency Radiology Department – Lower Ground – Red Zone
4.30pm to 7.00pm Monday to Friday
St Helens Site – Ground Floor – Orange Zone
Opening times for GP X-Rays only
9.00am to 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday
9.00am to 6.00pm Wednesday to Friday
Millennium Centre, St Helens
9.00am to 6.30pm Monday – Friday
9.00am to 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday
Newton Community Hospital
Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.30pm
- Contact Details
General Queries - 0151 430 1309
Plain Film Radiography (X-Rays) - 0151 430 1194
CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound - 0151 676 5756
Nuclear Medicine - 0151 430 1550
- Current Waiting Times
Current approximate waiting times for Radiology modalities below:
CT (Computed Tomograph): 3 weeks
CT (Computed Tomography) – Cardiac scans: 13 to 14 weeks
DEXA Scans: 2 to 3 weeks
Fluoroscopy: 2 to 3 weeks
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): 6 to 7 weeks
Nuclear Medicine: 2 to 3 weeks
Nuclear Medicine – Cardiac Scans: 5 to 6 weeks
X-Rays: Open Access for GP referrals
General Ultrasound: 8 to 9 weeks
- Information Leaflets
Title - Your Chest x-rayDescription - This leaflet explains to you about having a chest x-ray.
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
Page last updated on 04th June 2021