Imaging Services: WH

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Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 09/09/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

Whittington Health has fully resumed all direct-access imaging activity including walk-in X-ray.

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 imaging department provides a service for patients in hospital and for patients referred directly from GPs. 

GP enquiry hotline

t: 07887 833703 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

Range of services

  • Comprehensive 24/7 low dose digital plain X-ray service supporting our Emergency and Urgent Care centres
  • Diagnostic mammography and ultrasound breast services
  • State of the art CT and MRI scanning including CT colonography
  • On call responsive consultant led imaging service with 24/7 diagnostic
  • CT specialist iron overload assessment for thalassaemic and sickle cell patients
  • Gamma camera providing comprehensive general nuclear medicine services (including gastro-intestinal, cardiac and orthopaedic imaging techniques)
  • DEXA service providing bone densitometry, fracture risk and vertebral fracture assessments
  • Open-access walk-in X-ray service for GP patients during the working day
  • General, obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound
  • Vascular (vein and carotid Doppler) studies
  • Enterprise wide distribution of diagnostic images
  • Post-mortem CT studies for forensics and religious communities
  • Bariatric imaging services
  • Electronic distribution of results to GPs 

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the appropriate request form and email to

  • Whittington Health Imaging Referral form
  • Urgent Direct Access Imaging Request Form (adult and paed) - Suspected Cancer - NCL FORM_V4 

Where to find the form

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

For access to diagnostics please use the following steps:
CXR: complete Whittington Health Imaging Referral form (mark if urgent in the subject line) and email. Send patient to walk-in clinic.
USS gynae, USS abdomen, CT pancreas, MRI brain: complete Whittington Health Imaging Referral form (mark if urgent) and email.


Main Imaging Department, Level 3

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