Radiology

The radiology team uses a range of imaging technologies to diagnose and treat eye conditions.

The radiology team uses a range of imaging technologies to diagnose and treat eye conditions.

Appointment information020 7566 2064

What the radiology service does

The radiology service is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

We provide an in-house service for head and orbit (eye socket) CT scans, a variety of x-rays and dacrocytograms.

We also arrange other imaging such as MRI, DEXA bone scans and lacrimal scintigraphy at the request of your consultant.  This imaging does not take place at Moorfields, but you will remain in the of our radiology team should you need other imaging.  

How to make an appointment

We provide an on-the-day service for patients who are referred to us from our A&E department and clinics.  If you would prefer to have your imaging done on a specific date then an appointment can be arranged for you.

We only accept referrals from Moorfields Eye Hospital clinicians.

Who works in this department

You will be greeted at our reception by our radiology clerical officer who will book you in for your imaging.

Your CT scan, x-ray or dacrocystogram will be performed by a qualified and registered diagnostic radiographer.

Other useful contacts

For treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems and for issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your GP, you can come directly to our dedicated A&E department which is based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London’s City Road. A&E is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also get information and advice on eye conditions and treatments from our telephone helpline, Moorfields Direct, on 020 7566 2345. Staffed by experienced ophthalmic-trained nurses, the helpline is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays. At busy times, we might not be able to answer your call straight away – please bear with us and call back a little later if this happens.

Where can I find information about specific conditions?

Information about several of the more common eye conditions is available on our website by clicking here. For some conditions, you’ll also be able download patient information leaflets about specific conditions. We’ll be adding information about further eye conditions in future.

Please call the communications team on 020 7566 2628 if you would like any of our patient information literature in an alternative format such as a plain word document, large print or Braille, and we will arrange this for you.