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Colchester Hospital

Please note: We have more than one department – please check your appointment letter for directions.

You must have an appointment to come to Colchester Hospital for an x-ray or CT scan.

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Clinics

Contact

01206 742 096 general x-rays

01206 742 144 CT scans (there is an answer machine)

01206 744 222 MRI scans

01206 742 724 ultrasound scans (there is an answer machine)

Clinic times

CT scans – by booked appointment only

  • Monday to Friday 8am-7.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 8am-5.30pm

Ultrasound scan-by booked appointment only

  • Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
  • Saturday 8am-4pm

 

Staying in hospital

Ward information

All our services are available to inpatients – the ward will organise this for you.

Ipswich Hospital

You must have an appointment to attend Ipswich Hospital for an x-ray.

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Clinics

Location

Please note: We have more than one department, please check your appointment letter for directions.

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Contact

  • 01473 703 374
  • 01473 703 382
  • 01473 703 376

Staying in hospital

Ward information

All our services are available to inpatients – the ward will organise this for you.

Clacton Hospital

You must have an appointment to attend Clacton Hospital for an x-ray.

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 682
01255 201 647 – Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre

Clinic times

Clacton Community Diagnostic Centre

  • 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week

Felixstowe Hospital

You must have an appointment to attend Felixstowe Hospital for an x-ray.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01394 338 410

Halstead Hospital

You must have an appointment to attend Halstead Hospital for an x-ray.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01206 744 474

Harwich Hospital

You must have an appointment to attend Harwich Hospital for an x-ray.

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 200

Primary Care Centre Colchester

Following the closure of Essex County Hospital, these services transferred to the Primary Care Centre (PCC) from 30 November 2018.

If you have been sent for a general x-ray by your GP, we will contact you to offer you an appointment.

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Our services

In this department we produce images of you using a variety of medical techniques, these include:

  • CT
  • MRI
  • ultrasound
  • x-ray
  • specialist x-rays
  • nuclear medicine.

Some tests will require an appointment and have instructions to follow.

If you have an appointment please check your appointment letter which will tell you anything you need to do before coming to us.

Medical photography is when we have been asked to keep a track on your treatment and progress using photographs.

If you want more information about imaging services, please visit the NHS Choices website.

If you have any questions about your care please phone the hospital that you are going to attend.

 

Imaging of your pelvis

If you are aged between 12 and 55 and are coming for an X-ray or scan where your pelvic area may be exposed to radiation, the radiographer will ask you to fill in a form.  This form is given to ALL patients in this group.

As radiographers, it is our professional duty and legal responsibility to ensure that we protect individuals from unnecessary exposures to radiation.  This is particularly relevant when considering any potential risk to pregnancy where there is a greater risk from the harmful effects of radiation.

Before your imaging appointment, the radiographer will use this form to ask you some important questions about any potential pregnancy because a fetus is at greater risk from the harmful effects of radiation.  To perform the imaging test safely we need to know if you are or might be pregnant.

The form also ensures the doctors reviewing your images are aware of your sex registered at birth, as sometimes this is relevant to your diagnosis. It also ensures that the doctors reviewing your images are aware of natural physical variations you might have in your pelvic anatomy.

Please inform the radiographer if you are aware that you were born with an intersex variation, also known as variations in sex characteristics (VSC) or diverse sex development (DSD). We acknowledge that you might prefer to use a different term when informing the radiographer of this.

With your permission, a copy of the form will be stored electronically in your radiology notes. All your personal data is managed in line with data protection regulations. Please inform a radiographer if you do not consent, or consent to only part of this information being stored.

Please note, we might not be able to continue, or it could delay your examination, if we are unable to confirm your pregnancy status.

If you do not want to have your gender history recorded, please inform your radiographer. You can ask to speak to them in private if you wish.

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