Who's who in Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging picture from PCH

Administrative and Clerical Team

A member of the team will greet you when you arrive at reception. They will check that your personal details are correct before your appointment. Our team includes managers, secretaries, clerical, admin and booking staff who will book appointments and answer queries.

Imaging Services Manager and Leadership Team

Work together to deliver aneffective Diagnostic Imaging service to patients and other service users across the whole care community. Proposing and implementing service policies, ensuring the service adapts to changes in technology, referral demands and changes in best practice. 

Consultant Radiologists

A clinical Radiologist is a specialist doctor who is trained to read and interpret medical images in order to diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and injuries. Many Radiologists will specialise, becoming experts in areas such as musculoskeletal, breast, cardiac, paediatric, interventional and gastrointestinal imaging. Radiologists provide a written report of your examination or procedure which is sent electronically to the referring clinician.


Diagnostic Radiographers complete a three-year degree in diagnostic imaging.

They can work in areas that include X-ray, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Computerised Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Angiography and Mammography.

They use their wide range of skills and training to deliver a sensitive, patient-focused healthcare service and are an important part of a large medical team.  Radiographers also have a duty to protect patients, visitors and staff from radiation by applying in depth knowledge of radiation safety laws, in particular the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017                                                                  

Radiographer Reporting Practitioners have undertaken further training successfully completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Image Interpretation which enables them to provide a diagnostic evaluation (report) on x-ray examinations and some other procedures.

All Radiographers must be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). To maintain registration with the HCPC, Radiographers must undertake and keep a record of their continued professional development. In addition to HCPC standards, Radiographers work to the standards of the Society of Radiographers code of professional conduct.

Sonographers can be Radiographers or Midwifes who have undertaken further training to perform and interpret Ultrasound examinations.

Diagnostic Imaging Nurse

Nurses complete a three-year degree and must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Our Diagnostic Imaging Nurses specialise in the field of radiography, their role is to support the team during interventional procedures.

Assistant Practitioners

Assistant Practitioners are non-registered staff their main role is to perform imaging examinations, following a defined protocol, working under the supervision of a Radiographer.

Healthcare Assistants (HCA) and Medical Imaging Assistants (MIA)

Healthcare Assistants (HCA) and Medical Imaging Assistants (MIA) support Radiologists, Radiographers and Nurses with patient care. They will help prepare patients for their examination, insert cannulas where required and act as chaperones.

PACS & CRIS team

All images captured by Diagnostic Imaging are in digital format which are subsequently stored within our ‘PACS’ system 

The PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), is a modern technological system which allows images and associated reports to be readily available to view by authorised clinicians and healthcare professional throughout the Trust.

The PACS & CRIS team ensure the availability and accuracy of the data at all times.