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The Queen Alexandra Hospital site has gone through a major redevelopment to create a modern and 'fit for purpose' hospital, which was completed in 2009.

The Department has always pursued a modernising agenda, promoting team working, role extension and the maximum use of its resources through extended day and weekend working. While demand is ever increasing, modernisation and an emphasis on efficiency have allowed the department to maintain waiting times for examinations.

The Imaging Department has always pursued a modernising agenda. The installation of a picture archiving and communications system has eliminated the need for bulky x-ray films, and all images are now available for viewing at multiple sites around the hospital. This, in conjunction with new voice recognition technology, has improved reporting times for studies considerably.

What the imaging department consist of:-

  • 2 purpose built Interventional Radiology suites, 2 Fluoroscopy, 3 MRI scanners, 3 CT scanners and a PET scanner
  • 6 Digital x-ray rooms in our x-ray and scanning department
  • 2 Digital x-ray rooms in RDCU
  • 2 Digital x-ray rooms in Paediatric department
  • 12 Ultrasound scanning rooms
  • 3 Digital X-ray rooms including dedicated paediatric room in our Emergency Department
  • 6 Digital Theatre Arcadis Varic C-arms, 5 Shimadzu MobileDaRT’s machines
  • 3 Digital Mammography rooms with a Mobile Screening Unit consisting of 2 rooms




SECTRA Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS)

New Computerised Radiology Information System (CRIS).

Patient facilities improved for example newly designed waiting areas.

Improved reception area.

Successful recruitment of specialist staff.

Improved staff appraisal systems.


Key challenges

18-week patient pathway initiative.

Foundation Trust application (financial independence).

Workforce redesign and advanced practice.

Radiology day ward expansion.

Voice recognition implementation for faster more accurate reporting.

Listening into Action conversations



PLAUDITS: 2014 Jul-Sept

Nurses,RDCU, QAH

Senior Practice Learning Facilitator emailed thanks to the nursing team for their help, support given to an OU student who had a placement in the RDCU.


Consultant Haematologist emailed thanks to admin lead for all their help given in arranging scans and x-rays for their patients.


Thank you card received by CT RDA from patient thanking them for sorting out their CT scan so quickly and their lovely manner.

X-ray, QAH

Thank you email received from daughter of patient with Alzheimer’s disease, thanking the team for treating her mother with respect and kindness when she recently attended for some plain x-rays.

Nuclear Med, QAH

Thank you card received from patient thanking staff for their care and kindness shown to them when they attended for their cardiac scan.


Consultant Chest Radiologist received thank you note from patient’s husband thanking them for arranging to see their wife quickly and for their friendly greeting and efficiency when doing the biopsy.

X-ray, Petersfield

Thank you email received concerning the friendly approach and professionalism shown by the Senior Radiographer at Petersfield X-ray.

Breast Screening, QAH

Gift of chocolates for receptionist as appreciation of service provided.

Ultrasound & CT, QAH

Daughter of patient sent thank you email via PALS to the CT and ultrasound teams for delivery of care to a high and consistent standard to their mother when she was admitted to ED recently.


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Last updated - 04 November 2014
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