Imaging Services: UCLH

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  • X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and DEXA services at UCLH are by appointment (see How to refer, below).
  • X-ray walk-ins: Only patients for X-ray with suspected trauma/injury that may require urgent treatment will be seen as walk-ins from Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm. In this case, email the referral form X-Ray, US and Fluoro Imaging GP Direct Access Request Form - UCLH (see How to refer, below) to (mark as urgent 2WW) and send patient to walk-in clinic.

RAG clinical prioritisation for all new GP direct-access imaging referrals

The NCL imaging departments have agreed on a set of standardised imaging prioritisation categories that are to be applied to all future referrals. These must be applied whether that GP is making a referral to independent sector or NHS service providers. For details, see the NCL Covid-19 GP website.

Service description

The clinical services provided by Imaging include: 

  • DEXA
  • ultrasound (with the exception of gynaecological, obstetric or breast as these are provided in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • digital X-ray
  • fluoroscopy

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

For direct access to diagnostics please complete the appropriate form, as detailed below, and email to
The imaging admin team will contact the patient to schedule an appointment.

  • CXR, USS pelvis (non-gynae), USS abdomen: complete X-Ray, US and Fluoro Imaging GP Direct Access Request Form - UCLH (mark as 2WW if urgent)  
  • CT Pancreas, MRI Brain: complete CT MRI Imaging GP Direct Access Request Form - UCLH (mark as 2WW if urgent) 
  • Renal Colic referrals: complete Non-Contrast CT KUB Referral form
  • Suspected cancer and for urgent ultrasound: complete Urgent Direct Access Imaging Request Form (adult and paed) - Suspected Cancer - NCL FORM_V4 (mark as urgent)
  • DEXA appointments: complete Nuclear Medicine Referral Form - UCLH and email to  
  • Gynaecology Pelvic Ultrasound (scan only): complete Gynaecology Ultrasound GP Request Form - UCLH and email to

Where to find the forms 

In local EMIS global document library systems as follows:

  • Barnet: BAR Global Documents > Diagnostics (BAR Global)
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Radiology (X-Rays/Ultrasound)
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Imaging 
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Imaging  

Camden: Find the form on the Camden EMIS Forms page


External Links

Provided By

Commissioned By

Service Feedback

Contact Name

UCLH Radiology

Email Address


Phone Number

t: 020 3447 9070 (GP enquiries)

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Last updated: Aug 31st, 2021
Review date: Oct 15th, 2021