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Children's X-ray

The Childrens X-ray department is specialist department where X-ray images and ultrasound scans are performed on children under the age of 16. 

X-rays are taken digitally (similar to a photograph) and are stored on our computerised system. These allow us to see the bones and other parts in order for us to diagnose their condition.

We also provide ultrasound services for children. This involves taking pictures of inside the body using sound waves. Ultrasound gel is spread over the area of interest and an ultrasound probe is then lightly pressed on the area. 

Depending on the type of scan you are having, these can take between 10 - 40 minutes. 

Some scans require preparation which could include having a special diet, having nothing to eat or drink or attending with a full bladder.

Royal Derby Hospital


Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Getting to Royal Derby Hospital >

Opening times

Plain x-rays 
Monday to Friday:  8.15am to 5pm

Once you get here

You need to come to the Children’s Hospital entrance (entrance 18) on level 1  and then follow the  ‘Zebra’  x-ray signs. You need to follow the signs for ‘The Children’s Hospital’ if you enter from any other entrance. The closest car parks are 4 and 6.