Service overview - Radiotherapy

Run by a combination of consultant doctors and specially trained radiotherapists, our departments provide radiotherapy (X-ray) treatment for conditions such as malignant tumours and cancer.

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We have introduced video appointments to help us carry on seeing patients during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Many of our services are now using this resource. Please click here to read more and to watch a short video, which will help you understand how these video appointments will work.

Broomfield Hospital - Radiology services

The Radiology Department provides a high quality imaging service for the people of Mid Essex.

The main department is located at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, and provides a full range of imaging services including general radiology, fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear medicine.

Satellite departments are located at St Peter’s Hospital in Maldon, and at Braintree Community Hospital in Braintree.

The service is staffed by over 100 people including Consultant Radiologists, Advanced Practice Radiographers, Radiographers, Imaging Assistants, Nurses and Administration staff.


The use of x-rays or other imaging technologies (such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging) to diagnose or treat disease. Radiology provides a range of imaging services across the hospital sites

Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ultrasound - General and Obstetric
Mobile and theatre radiography
Interventional procedures
Nuclear Medicine Scans
Breast screening (only at Broomfield Hospital).


Broomfield Hospital in Zones A, B and D

Accident and Emergency x-ray - A201
Outpatients and GP x-ray - D140
Inpatient x-ray - B343 and A201
CT scanning - A201
Fluoroscopy - D140
Nuclear Medicine - D140
MRI - B249
Theatre radiography and mobile x-rays
Interventional radiology
Ultrasound – general, obstetric and one stop clinics

Braintree Community Hospital 

GP X-ray and Ultrasound  

St Peter's

GP X-ray and Ultrasound

Southend Hospital - Radiology services

Our radiology department provides comprehensive diagnostic and interventional services.

We undertake approximately 240,000 exainations each year across services comprising X-rays (plain film), CT & MRI scanning, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy and Interventional radiology.

Contact us

Radiology department appointments line: 01702 385277

Please note:  the appointments line is open between 08.00 and 19.30 Monday  to Friday and between 09.00 and 16.30 on Saturday.

We provide the following services:

Computed Tomography
Cardiac Catheterisation Lab
Mobile Fluoroscopy

Top Tips for GP referrals to diagnostic imaging

Imaging requests should include a specific clinical question to answer and contain sufficient information to support the suspected diagnosis.


We have strong links with City University, London and support training whilst in clinical placement. See the link below for more information on the City University undergraduate programme.

Work shadowing programme - what do Radiographers do?

A radiographer is a specially trained operator with responsibility for acquiring highly diagnostic images for interpretation by radiologists (doctors) and advanced practitioner radiographers who are qualified in image interpretation.