Diagnostic Imaging- The GP or Nurse will provide you with a referral form.

doctor examining an x-ray

Plain X-rays (Spine, hands, feet, etc)

These are done by appointment only. To make an appointment, please telephone the X-ray number for your chosen site.

Specialist Examinations (Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Barium examinations, etc.)

Requests for these procedures have to be checked by Radiology staff before an appointment can be made so that the correct procedure is booked and any preparation can be arranged.

If your examination is for one of these, you may either

  1. Post the request form, or
  2. Bring it in to the X-Ray Department.


Queen’s Hospital  9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Mon - Fri

Post forms to X-Ray Department, Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, Essex, RM7 0AG

X-ray appts for Queens & Harold Wood Polyclinic 01708 435369           

Barium studies              01708 435301

MRI 020 8970 4266 Interventional exams 01708 503106 8.30 am - 1.00 pm

CT   01708 503107            Ultrasound                     01708 435451

King George Hospital or Loxford Polyclinic: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Mon - Fri

Post forms to X-Ray Department, King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Essex, IG3 8YB

X-ray                                          020 8970 8307

(Chest X-rays can be done without an appointment between 9.00 am - 12.00 noon & 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Mon - Fri only in the X-ray Dept at King George Hospital)

MRI                                            020 8970 4266

All other exams                        020 8970 8119

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
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