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Radiology Department

Welcome to the Borders General Hospital Radiology Department. Our aim is to provide high quality patient care in a clean, safe and friendly environment.

Main Reception 

The Radiology Department is situated on the ground floor within the Borders General Hospital. View map.

We undertake approximately 75,000 examinations per year. The Radiology Department employs Consultant Radiologists, Radiographers, Nursing Staff and Ancillary Staff.

The following services are provided:

  • General Radiography – plain film x-rays including Accident and Emergency, Outpatient and GP open access service, Inpatient service, theatres and portables.
  • CT Scanning – Computed Tomography (CT) scanning can image all parts of your body using complex x-ray technology.
  • MRI Scanning – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non radiation method of imaging, assessing all parts of the body.
  • Ultrasound – Ultrasound uses sound waves to build up a picture of your body. It is commonly used in obstetric work (in pregnancy) but it is also used to look at a wide range of other body parts including kidneys, liver and thyroid.
  • Nuclear Medicine – This involves undergoing a scan following an injection of radioactive isotope to assess different parts of your body.
  • DEXA – A Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is done to assess your bones to determine whether you may have osteoporosis.
  • Mammography – A mammogram is a type of an x-ray of the breast. You will usually receive this as part of a clinic visit.
  • Fluoroscopy – a wide variety of examinations are performed in our fluoroscopy suite including barium studies and interventional procedures.

So that we can keep the wait for your appointment to the minimum it is important that you let us know if you cannot attend for your appointment.  If you do not attend for your appointment and do not inform us we will follow national guidelines, please download patient leaflet for more information.

Car parking

Please note the car park is extremely busy. If you are attending for an appointment please allow time for parking.

Language difficulties

If English is not your spoken language you may wish to bring a friend who can interpret for you. Patients who need an interpreter have to arrange one beforehand or let us know that one will be required for their appointment. We do have information leaflets in several languages.