The radiology department is divided into the following areas: 

Southampton General Hospital

General radiology

Covers all general, orthopaedic and A&E work, x-ray, fluoroscopy and angiographic and interventional radiology.

Children's radiology

The children's radiology department provides imaging services for all children's wards, as well as children's, orthopaedic and cardiothoracic outpatients. It also offers a direct GP service by appointment, for children up to 14 years.

Cardiothoracic radiology

Provides radiological expertise to the Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre and all other chest and heart referrals. This includes chest x-rays, CT and MRI scanning of the chest and heart, and catheter lab service and various angiographic and interventional procedures.

Royal South Hants Hospital

Has four general rooms, two fluoroscopy rooms, one CT scanner, one mammography room, and two ultrasound rooms including Doppler facilities. This department provides an open access GP service, and is a specialist centre for symptomatic mammography. The department also takes all imaging, with the exception of MRI, for the cancer centre.


Ultrasound is split between three hospital sites:

  • Princess Anne Hospital – obstetric and gynaecological scans
  • Southampton General Hospital – general abdominal, some Doppler and invasive ultrasound procedures
  • Royal South Hants Hospital – the majority of Doppler scans

Outreach services

  • Southampton and Salisbury Breast Screening Unit - provides a mobile and static screening service to 55,000 people at over 20 sites. The assessment centre and screening office is based at the Royal South Hants Hospital.
  • Cross-sectional imaging or neuroradiology - has two computed tomography scanners, two magnetic resonance (MRI) scanners and a digital subtraction angiographic suite. A 24-hour cover service is operated.