Welcome to SASH diagnostic imaging
SASH diagnostic imaging has one of the fastest turnaround times in the south east for getting patients’ X-ray results back to GPs, and continually invests in radiology equipment.
The team of 150 staff includes radiographers, radiologists, sonographers, imaging assistants, nurses and administration staff, working together to carry out around 238,600 examinations a year – a figure which is increasing by 10% year on year.
East Surrey Hospital is also the first in the country to have the latest wider body MRI scanner, which makes the experience more pleasant for larger patients, and has the ability to do a faster scan.
Resources for GPs and cliniciansDownload the electronic imaging request form
An X-ray is a safe and painless procedure that’s often used to produce images of the inside of the body.
A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body and puts them together.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
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, such as the heart.
A range of techniques which rely on the use radiological image guidance, such as ultrasound, or MRI, to precisely target therapy. Most IR treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to open and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Fluoroscopy is used in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. It involves the use of x-rays to produce real time images.
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Gamma cameras offer a variety of imaging uses to detect a number of problems, including cancers, embolism, and heart defects.
A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).