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Radiology - Stepping Hill Hospital

Contact Information

Radiology Appointments Line: 0161 419 5980

CT Appointments Line: 0161 419 4776

Radiology Operational Lead: 0161 419 5970

Department Superintendent: 0161 419 4246

Radiology Secretaries: 0161 419 4229

Our core opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 5.00pm. 

We also operate an extended working day in MR, Radionuclide imaging and CT in the early evening.

The department is staffed 24/7 for emergency imaging requirements from the Emergency Department and the Wards.

About Our Service

Radiology is the branch of medicine dedicated to diagnosis through specialised imaging mediums. These imaging techniques can also be used to guide various therapeutic treatments including surgery. You can explore a selection of our radiology services by viewing our virtual tours.


The Radiology Department operates from several locations across the hospital, and offers a wide range of diagnostic investigations.


The Radiology services at Stepping Hospital comprise the following:

  • Emergency radiography
  • CT scanning
  • Magnetic  Resonance Imaging
  • General radiography
  • Radionuclide imaging (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Ultrasound scanning - abdominal, musculo-skeletal & obstetric
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Fluoroscopy
  • DEXA scanning


X-ray Department B is situated on the ground floor on the hospital main corridor. The following services are provided in this location:

  •  Radionuclide imaging (Nuclear Medicine)
  •  Ultrasound scanning – abdominal & musculo-skeletal
  •  Interventional radiology
  •  Fluoroscopy (Gastrointestinal studies)
  •  Dual Energy X-ray Absorption (DEXA or bone densitometry)

X-ray Department A is situated on the ground floor of the hospital adjacent to the Emergency Department and Outpatients A. The following services are provided in this location:

  •  Emergency radiography – for inpatients and Emergency Department patients
  •  CT scanning
  •  Magnetic Resonance Imaging – provided by Alliance Medical within the Stockport Imaging Centre
  •  General radiography – for out-patient clinics, fracture clinics and GP patients.
  •  Dental radiography

Women’s and children’s Ultrasound Department is situated on the ground floor of the hospital within the Child and Family department adjacent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The following services are provided in this location:

  •  Obstetric Ultrasound
  •  Gynaecological Ultrasound 

Coming to the Radiology Department

Appointments are now required for all Radiology services. There is no longer a `drop-in` option for GP patients. Due to the implications of Covid19 we have had to revise our service model in order to control the footfall in the department and facilitate safe social distancing standards. This does mean greater flexibility for patients wishing to attend outside of normal core hours as we now offer the service from 07:30am to 8:00pm. It is important to note that we are still an emergency service; and as such you may not always be seen at the appointed time due to clinically urgent patients requiring immediate imaging.    

How do I arrange my x-ray?

  1. GP produces a referral - you cannot be seen without this. 2. You receive the referral. This can happen by one of 3 ways:
  • GP either sends a link to your phone or emails you the referral securely. You must be able to print the form if you opt for this method of contact. 
  • You collect the referral from the GP practice.
  • The GP practice posts the referral to your address.
  1. You ring Radiology on 5980 to book a suitable slot. 4. You attend the department no more than 5 minutes before you are due. (This is necessary in order for us to control throughput in line with social distancing guidance)

For all other examinations you will receive an appointment letter.

Your referring doctor will be able to explain the examination to you and information regarding your examination will be included with your appointment letter where appropriate.

CT appointments

You will receive an appointment letter which will include information regarding your examination.  If you have any queries regarding your examination, you should contact the department on 0161 419 4776.


If you are unable to attend for your Radiology appointment, please let us know.

  • Radiology appointment line: 0161 419 5980 (Monday–Friday 8.30am–5pm).
  • CT appointment line: 0161 419 4776 (Monday–Friday 8.30am–5pm).


Our Expertise

The Radiology Department has a variety of highly skilled and experienced staff including Consultant Radiologists, Advanced Practitioners, Radiographers, Specialist Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Radiography Helpers, clerical staff and porters who provide an efficient, effective and safe service that is convenient for patients.

New state of the art technology is continually being introduced.  Over the past few years, we have replaced our analogue X-ray equipment with digital imaging equipment which has enhanced the quality of imaging produced and assisted with patient flow. You can explore a selection of our radiology services by viewing our virtual tours.

We also operate a Picture Archive Communication System digital archiving solutions which allows all radiological images to be stored digitally, eliminating the need to store X-ray film and allows clinicians to view the images at any location in the hospital.  

Our equipment also includes state of the art Ultrasound and CT scanning equipment. 

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