Medical Imaging - Eastern services

The Medical Imaging department (also known as Radiology or X-ray) is one of the largest and busiest departments in the RD&E Hospital. In this department we see patients from out-patients clinics, inpatient wards, the Emergency Department, GP surgeries, and from hospitals across the UK. 

The Medical Imaging department is managed by the Radiology Services Manager/Head of Imaging, Susannah Fulthorpe, and the Clinical Director, Dr Andrew Redfern, and consists of the following modalities:

  • CT (computed tomography)
  • DXA
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medical Photography (please see separate page)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Ultrasound – non-obstetric
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • X-Ray

The Medical Imaging department's core working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm. The appointment lines are open 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am-4pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. Please see our subpages for contact number.

We also host CT, Fluoroscopy, MRI, Ultrasound and X-Ray at the Exeter Nightingale CDC. These services are for booked outpatients and also supports SWAOC (Southwest Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre) and the Rheumatology service located there.

There are imaging facilities at seven community hospitals, these are:

  • X-ray and Ultrasound:
    • Axminster
    • Exmouth
    • Tiverton
  • X-ray only
    • Honiton
    • Ottery St Mary
    • Okehampton
    • Sidmouth

These services can be variable in their hours.

Can my children accompany me to my appointment?

We ask that you do not bring children if at all possible. We appreciate that at times this may be difficult. Therefore, you may wish to bring another adult with you to supervise them in the waiting area whilst your examination is performed.

Will I be able to get my results straight away?

We aim to report examinations as soon as possible. The results will be sent to your referring clinician. You will not be told the results of your examination at the time of your appointment.

Who will I see?

The Medical Imaging Department is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team, these included:

  • Advanced Practitioners
  • Apprentices
  • Booking Clerk/Receptionist
  • Consultant Radiologists
  • Engineers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Imaging Support staff (Porters)
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Nurses
  • Patient Pathway Navigator
  • Performance, Service and Quality Managers
  • Radiology Assistants
  • Radiology Registrars
  • Radiographers
  • Sonographers
  • Student Radiographers
  • Technologists

Last updated: January 26, 2024.