Jobs in Imaging

Radiographers performing scan on patient

We provide high quality, accessible and consistent diagnostic services for urgent and emergency care, planned care, and cancer patients.

We undertake approximately 750,000 imaging investigations annually, encompassing a wide range of clinical specialities and patient groups.

Why join us in Imaging?

We make sure our Imaging teams are at the forefront of cutting-edge clinical technology to deliver exceptional patient care.

Grace Bradley, Senior Radiographer, talks about her role based at Royal Derby Hospital.


In January 2021, we introduced eight brand new state-of-the art ultrasound scanners at Queen’s Hospital Burton >, as part of a £600,000 investment.

Secretary of State for Health, Steve Barclay, celebrated our Treatment Centre > at Queen's Hospital Burton in 2022. The centre contains X-Ray and ultrasound rooms and a 28 bed ward.

We have a large team of sonographers, all of which come from different clinical backgrounds, such as radiography, physiotherapy, midwifery and sport science.

We offer training opportunities for staff from other divisions, and we have always been strong at 'growing our own', via post-graduate training schemes. There is ongoing training of our qualified sonographers to increase their skill mix, continually meeting service demand.



  • General Ultrasound
  • Treatment Centre (Queen's Hospital Burton)
  • Urology Day Case Unit (Royal Derby Hospital)
  • King's Treatment Centre (Royal Derby Hospital)
  • Obstetic Ultrasound
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
  • Community Ultrasound Units


Nurse performing MRI scan

Radiographer performing an MRI scan on a patient.

CT and MRI scanning

In 2020, researchers from our Trust, and the University of Nottingham, received £1.9 million in funding to help improve diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease >. Multiparametric MRI scanning assesses patients suffering with long-term reductions in kidney function, known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Our service can be different with every patient we meet. We use our emotional intelligence, and experience to support and reassure our patients who are all at different points in their diagnostic journey. 

We are a close team, where team working is at the forefront for a successful day at work.


  • Eight fixed MRI scanners
  • One mobile MRI scanner
  • Six fixed CT scanners across our acute sites, with plans for additional CT capacity at our community sites.

Breast Unit

Our Breast Units are comfortable, patient-centred buildings, at the forefront of innovative breast treatment and care.

We support patients along the pathway from diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond with regular support, follow up clinics and examinations. Breast services are based at the Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton, with mobile vans visiting sites across South Derbyshire and South-East Staffordshire. We provide both Breast Screening and Symptomatic services for women and men referred to our service.

In November 2022, staff from our Breast teams were shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award >, following the success of a specialist Breast Pain Clinic. Patients accessing this new pathway are referred to a specialist clinic as opposed to urgent cancer diagnostic pathways.

Our service is expanding at an exciting rate, and with the development of community diagnostic centres across Derbyshire and Staffordshire, we can increasingly take our service and care out into the community, making appointments easier for our patients to access. In December 2021, we set-up mobile Breast Screening Units at our community hospitals > for women as part of the National Breast Screening service.

We use the very best diagnostic and treatment techniques, including Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) and Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM). Our team is involved in multiple research trials, including a national level trial looking at further treatment to the armpit after surgery to remove breast cancer (ATNEC). Mr Goyal, UHDB Breast Surgeon, is Chief Investigator for this trial.

Latest news from Imaging

Atnec team and Lecia Simpson
Woman diagnosed with breast cancer felt 'empowered' by doctors who offered her chance to be part of groundbreaking research

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a lump in her breast, said she felt empowered by doctors who offered her the opportunity to take part in a groundbreaking piece of resear...

Kieran Mansell excellent employee
Kind-hearted Kieran receives #TeamUHDB award for going above and beyond

A compassionate member of the Imaging Team has been presented with our latest Excellent Employee Award for the care and support he provided to a patient at Royal Derby Hospital....