Diagnostic Services

By investing in advanced medical technology, North Downs Hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic services. The imaging department is staffed by experienced professionals and is well equipped with Digital Fluroscopy and Ultrasound. The range of services on offer includes:


A full range of pathology services are provided.  The department will accept requests from Practitioners on their headed paper.  Urgent results can be telephoned or faxed if required.

Ultrasound Scanning

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.  We are experienced examining the following:

  • Aortic Aneurism
  • Doppler (Vascular)
  • Abdominal
  • Renal
  • Pelvic

If an injection into joint procedures for pain relief is required that will be carried out by an appropriate specialist.

Plain Films

Appointments can be offered as early as the day of referral. For other procedures, depending on the preparation and speciality, an appointment will offered within the next 5 days. GP's can now refer directly for MRI, CT (both of which will be carried out at our sister hospital in Ashtead) and Ultrasound. Appointments are normally offered within 2-4 days and reported back to the GP within 48 hours.

Imaging department opening hours

Monday – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday – 8am to 8pm

Wednesday – 9am to 5pm

Thursday - 9am-5pm

Friday - 8am - 8pm

For more information or to book your initial consultation please call 01883 337 440 or contact us via the online form.

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