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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging provides a comprehensive service for the Isle of Wight. A full diagnostic imaging service is available 9 -5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. An out of hours emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for x-ray and CT. 

General Radiology & Dental service

A walk in service is offered for these services.

General Radiology

Mon – Fri 09:00 – 18:30.

Dental Service

The Dental X-ray Department is located in the North Block of St Marys Hospital (opposite the Maxillofacial Unit).

Tel: 01983 552027

Walk in Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9.15am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 4.15pm

Tuesday – 1.30pm – 4.15pm


The general radiology department has 3 Digital rooms, 2 have enhanced software to perform image pasting and dual energy radiology. There is also a small satellite department in the north hospital, which provides general and dental radiology. Both were replaced with Xograph digital equipment  March 2012 .

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scanning technique which produces very high quality pictures of various parts of the body without using X-rays. The use of MRI can provide quick, early and accurate diagnosis.

A CT (Computed Tomography)  scan provides high resolution imaging for oncology, cardiovascular neurological and acute care.

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The ultrasound department has 2 main scanning rooms within the main imaging department providing a full diagnostic service. 

The breast screening unit offers a symptomatic service as well as participating in the national breast screening programme. The service has been recognised as one of the early implementer sites delivering the age extension to the national programme.

Imaging procedures are provided by a highly experienced team of professionals who strive to deliver a high standard of care to patients, improving the speed of diagnosis. Investment has been made in state of the art technology allowing the most up to date imaging techniques to be captured digitally and stored on a picture archive communication system (PACS). This allows Consultants to view the images throughout the hospital on a computer terminal.

Specialist imaging is contracted from mainland providers. 

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