Photos: Trevor Smith Photography


There are many different examinations carried out in the Imaging Directorate, the most common examinations are X-rays such as chests, arms, legs, hands, feet, neck, spine, skull and facial bones. The majority of work done by newly qualified radiographers is plain film imaging of in-patient/outpatient and GP patients and students spend a lot of time in this area.


When patients have these X-rays done it is usually to show fractures or foreign bodies, arthritis, disc bulging or tumours.


The Radiologist will check the quality of the image(s) which will then be reported on by either a Radiologist or by a Radiography Practitioner who specialises in making diagnosis from these images.

We undertake around 153,500 examinations per annum, with the breakdown being around:

  • 36,457 A&E

  • 35,405 GP

  • 33,399 In-Patients

  • 46,167 Out-Patients

As well as the Imaging Department within the Hospital, we also have departments at Community Hospitals: Buxton Hospital and Whitworth Hospital.

Placement information

Photo: Trevor Smith Photography

Learners Numbers

We have supported undergraduate non-medical students from 15 different healthcare professions, on placements ranging from one to sixteen weeks, from 9 different HEIs across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire: 


Between April 2018 – March 2019 we have supported;

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