Radiology is the branch of medicine by which clinicians visualise the internal organs and structures, in order to diagnose illness, disease, and fractures; the images obtained form the basis of treatments and monitoring.
The radiology service in east Kent has undergone a rapid period of development - which includes extended routine opening hours, giving people the freedom and flexibility, to have their diagnostic examination on a day and at a time that suits them. The roles of staff have also been developed, to provide a constant first class service for our patients.
The Directorate service covers the three main hospital sites, Kent and Canterbury, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, and the William Harvey Hospital. Services are also provided at Buckland Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Herne Bay Hospital and Deal.
We have introduced an extension to the service provided by radiology for patients by introducing longer opening hours at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, and the William Harvey Hospital.
MRI, CT and general x-ray
- Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm
- Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8am – 4pm.
Please note: We provide a 24/7 emergency service for general x-ray and CT scans.
We would encourage GP patients to attend the department for ‘walk-in’ appointments for general x-ray. Details of walk -in appointment times and locations can be found below:
Kent & Canterbury Hospital, William Harvey Hospital and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital: 8am – 10am every day and 4pm – 7.30pm Monday to Friday. These are the periods of when the department is less busy with clinics and therefore would enable us to provide quicker turnaround times for patients.
Buckland Hospital, Deal Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone: 9am - 5pm (Buckland is closed from 1pm - 1.30pm)
Ultrasound (Please note: This is not a walk-in service)
- Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm (QEQM, WHH and K&C)
- Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm (Buckland, Deal and Royal Victoria, Folkestone)
- Saturday and Sunday: 8am – 4pm (QEQM and WHH)
- Saturday and Sunday: morning only (K&C)
- Bank Holidays: 8am – 4pm (all sites).