HULL ROYAL INFIRMARY
With over 700 beds, this hospital serves as a major trauma unit in Humberside. The main Department of Radiology in this hospital contains 6 general purpose rooms, 4 ultrasound rooms, 8 mobile radiography units and 6 mobile fluoroscopy units. There are 2 multidetector CT scanners.
There are three vascular investigative/ interventional rooms which are shared by neuroradiology and vascular radiology. The interventional vascular suite was opened in October 1998. It has theatre specification and is used for aortic endograft procedures. A 8 bedded vascular/ day case unit was also opened in 2013.
The MRI centre houses a Philips Intera 1.5 Tesla and Siemens 1.5 Tesla scanners, with a full range of coils, workstations and imaging software. A GE 750 3T University MRI scanner is also available for diagnostic and research purposes.
The Nuclear Medicine Department has a dual-headed GE gamma camera with CT attenuation/image fusion capability. In the Brocklehurst Building, there are 3 GE Prodigy DEXA scanners for bone mineral density imaging. In terms of dental imaging, there is a Planmeca panoramic dental x-ray unit in A&E, a dental cone-beam CT, as well as a Carestream intraoral X-ray unit.
The Women and Children's unit which was opened on the Hull Royal Infirmary site in early 2003 houses the special care baby unit (SCBU) with mobile X-ray apparatus. There are 4 high specification Siemens and Toshiba colour Doppler ultrasound scanners with 4D imaging capability.
The hospital with over 500 beds is located in Cottingham outside the City of Hull and within the East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley. The hospital is set in a pleasant environment and is being rapidly developed. The £65 million PFI Queen’s Centre for Oncology was officially opened and named by the Queen in 2009. The Radiation Medical Physics Department is based at this building and offers excellent teaching for FRCR part 1 preparations.
The main radiology department is a purpose built unit opened in February 2002 through a PFI scheme. The department has 4 ultrasound rooms, 2 screening rooms and 4 general rooms. There are also 5 fixed full field digital mammography units. There are two CT scanners and two MRI scanners (1.5 T Philips Achieva and GE 450W) with Spectroscopic and Diffusion weighted capability. In the oncology/radiotherapy unit, there are two wide bore CT scanners, six linacs (four with cone-beam CT), as well as two x-ray therapy unit for radiotherapy.
The nuclear medicine department contains 2 dual headed gamma cameras, 1 of which has CT attenuation/image fusion capability. A state of the art fixed site PET-CT centre was opened in 2014. The Molecular Imaging Research Centre is expected to open in early 2018, with a GE GENtrace cyclotron capable of producing fluorine-18 and carbon-11 positron emitters.