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Imaging services at the Three Shires Hospital

Welcome to [email protected] located at Three Shires hospital, a joint venture between Global Diagnostics and the hospital. Our department provides the following diagnostic services:

  • MRI
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy

The imaging team contains highly trained professionals and our local consultant support ensures all our patients receive the best possible care.

Our radiologists provide a comprehensive service for all diagnostic, general and fluoroscopic examinations. We can provide diagnostic reports within 24 hours to allow for quick diagnosis and treatment.

Investment in the latest technology allows us to produce high quality images. All images are stored electronically on a secure communications system that allows images to be viewed on screens either in the hospital, or remotely at the touch of a button.

Refer your patient to us

Download and complete our referral form.

To make a referral you can:

  • Call us on 01604 885002
  • Complete our referral form (downloadable from the above link) and email it to us at [email protected] or fax it to us on 01604 885004.

All privately insured patients will need to check with their insurance company that they will accept a direct referral from their GP. Once we have received the referral a member of our friendly team will be in touch to make an appointment at a time convenient to the patient.

Our Services

[email protected] SHIRES HOSPITAL is able to provide the following diagnostic services, which are all accessible via GP referral:


Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses powerful magnetic fields, radiofrequency pulses and a computer to produce two and three dimensional detailed images of parts of the body. This is done by building up a series of internal cross sectional images of the body. An MRI scan can help diagnose many conditions and can be used on all parts of the body. Our scanner is wide and short in length to help ease patient anxiety and claustrophobia.


An X-Ray uses electromagnetic radiation to produce two dimensional images of the inside of the body. The X-Rays pass through the body and are absorbed at different rates by different tissues within the body depending on density. Dense material such as bones show up white on an X-Ray image, less dense areas such as organs show up much darker. An X-Ray is very good at identifying fractures to the musculoskeletal system, infections to organs or during therapeutic procedures to help guide consultants to the area being treated.

We also perform fluoroscopic examinations including barium studies and arthrography, along with X-Ray guided injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and intravenous urograms.


A medical ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that are reflected by tissues to create 2D images of the inside of the body. It is frequently used as a first line test to identify abnormalities as it has advantages over MRI and CT scans. We have two dedicated ultrasound machines allowing a range of images to be produced in real time. Examinations include:

  • Musculoskeletal joints
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Vascular studies including varicose vein mapping and carotid studies
  • Soft tissues
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • We also offer therapeutic ultrasound guided interventions.