Radiology provides diagnostic imaging central to patient care.

The department provides services at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Yeovil Hospital, and the community hospitals across Somerset.

We use CT scanners that can produce 2D and 3D images of the body, including advanced imaging such as vascular and cardiac imaging. Radiologists can also perform image guided biopsies on the scanner which can avoid the need for more invasive procedures such as exploratory surgery.

Our MRI scanners uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the body and is used extensively for neurological patients. MRIs can create detailed images of soft tissue and are used for the detection of many diseases.

Ultrasound is a key part of the team’s work, used to detect problems in the abdomen, pelvis and some soft-tissue areas as well as to monitor the growth of babies during pregnancy and check for healthy development of the foetus in the womb. The latest technology includes Baby Bonding scans, available at a charge, which give a 4D image of the baby. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the anatomy.

Breast imaging (mammography) is also undertaken in Radiology.

The department is also responsible for the majority of x-rays, including chest x-rays and trauma x-rays.

Request for electronic access to radiological images at Yeovil Hospital

The electronic access to radiological images form is only for requesting your own imaging. If you require access to third party imaging, including requesting on behalf of your child, then please contact for them to email you a paper form.
This request has been made for digital imaging in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). If this is a first request for records the request will be dealt with, the records copied and dispatched without charge. If you require reports, please tick the relevant box below.
Please note that in accordance with UK GDPR this request may take up to one calendar month to complete.