Radiological sciences

Images of some of the Radiological Sciences services across East Kent Hospitals. Including breast screening xrays, PET/CT scanning and MRI scanning

Radiological sciences is a collective term for diagnostic services and encompassing the following:

East Kent breast screening

The NHS breast screening programme offers a free breast screening service every three years to women aged between 50 and 70 who are registered with a GP. Find out more about breast screening.


Radiology is the branch of medicine by which clinicians visualise the internal organs and structures, in order to diagnose illness, disease, and fractures; the images obtained form the basis of treatments and monitoring. This includes CT, MRI, PET/CT scans, fluoroscopy, ultrasounds, and x-rays. Find out more about radiology.

Medical physics

Medical Physics, which is often defined as the application of physical science, engineering and technology in healthcare, is a sub directorate of the Radiological Sciences. Find out more about medical physics.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine performs diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures using radio-pharmaceuticals which are processed by the body. Images are formed using a gamma camera that detects the radio-pharmaceutical. The images produced give the referring doctor a very sensitive assessment of how the body is functioning. Find out more about nuclear medicine.