The Trust

Radiology Department

The Radiology Department at Macclesfield District General Hospital is located on the ground floor of the main building.

CT scanner

Our services

Our services consist of the following specialities:

  • General radiology – There are two x-ray rooms which are accessed by patients from A&E, outpatients, inpatients and by GP referrals.
  • Fluoroscopy - One x-ray room undertaking specialist procedures such as barium meals and barium enemas.
  • Dental - One room located within the main department undertaking intra-oral and Orthopantomograph (OPG) work from the dental clinic and local dentists.
  • Ultrasound - Three rooms undertaking non-obstetric procedures.
  • CT scanning - One room undertaking scans for inpatients, outpatient and GP referrals.
  • MRI scanning - a suite located between the X-ray Department and the Medical Admissions Unit undertaking scans for inpatient, outpatient and GP referrals.
  • Orthopaedic x-ray - Located within the Orthopaedic Unit undertaking x-rays for inpatient and outpatient referrals.
  • Obstetric ultrasound - located in the antenatal clinic, two rooms catering for the Early Pregnancy Unit and the Obstetric patients.
  • Victoria Breast Unit - has two x-ray machines and undertakes both screening and symptomatic patients. There is also a mobile unit that covers the Stockport area for screening.

Peripheral sites

There are three peripheral sites located at Knutsford District Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital, and Handforth health clinic. Both community hospitals cater for inpatient, outpatient and GP referrals, Handforth health clinic only provides a service for GP referrals.

Our team

The department consists of the following:

  • Eight consultant radiologists
  • One staff grade radiologist
  • Two registrar radiologists
  • 26 radiographers
  • Five sonographers
  • Six assistant practitioners
  • Four radiography helpers
  • Administrative staff

Services available (For GP patient access times please see specific GP access section below service times)

Area Hours
General X ray Full 24 hour, 7 day per week service
MR Mon - Fri - 8.00am - 8.00pm 
Saturday 8.30am -5.00pm
CT  Mon - Fri 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday to Sunday - 9:00am - 5.00pm
Ultrasound Mon - Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm

GP access

There is a ‘Walk In’ service for plain x-rays only, provided at Macclesfield District General Hospital in the main Radiology department, between 8.30am and 4.30pm

GP appointments* for plain x-rays only requested direct to x-ray via the GP, are also available between 4:30pm and 6:30pm Monday to Friday.  A limited service may run during Saturday and Sunday mornings.

All other referrals e.g. CT,MRI or Ultrasound requested by GP will be sent an appointment or contacted directly by the team.

* Not available during bank holidays. 


General x-ray services (by appointment only), may also be available at

Service Day Opening times


Mon - Fri

8.45am - 4.00pm 





8.45am - 4.30pm  

8.45am - 4.30pm

8.45am - 4.30pm


* Please note - these sites are closed during bank holidays.

How to contact us

Service Number 
Macclesfield 01625 661370
Victoria Breast Unit 01625 661157
Congleton 01260 294826
Knutsford 01565 757299

 Out of hours Macclesfield District General Hospital operates an answer machine service. Any messages will be picked up at 8.30am by the office staff Monday to Friday.

As our radiographers work alone at the peripheral sites, during working hours if your call is not answered a message may be left and the radiographer will ring back as soon as they can.

Referral Criteria for Radiology Examinations.


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