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John Radcliffe Hospital West Wing Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology provides an imaging service for Oxford Neurosciences and Specialist Surgery. We examine the brain and spinal cord (the 'neural axis') and other related areas, such as:

  • orbits (the bones around the eyes)
  • sinuses
  • skull base
  • neck.

Our services

General Radiography

Radiography produces images of areas such as the chest, spine and limbs. It can also be used to look at patients who have difficulty swallowing, to show the oesophagus, and children who have problems speaking due to cleft lip and palate abnormalities.

NHS website: X-rays

Computed Tomography (CT)

CT is a specialised examination using a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional and 3D images, allowing a more definitive diagnosis.

NHS website: CT scan

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI equipment uses a strong magnetic field and radio frequency to create images of the body. No X-rays or radioactivity is involved. The high field magnet provides fast and accurate clinical imaging.

NHS website: MRI scan


This is a specialised X-ray examination of the blood vessels of the brain and other parts of the body. A 'contrast medium' is injected, to outline blood vessels and render them 'visible' on the X-ray images.

NHS website: Angiography

Find us and contact us

Neuroradiology is based on Level 1, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital.

From the West Wing reception desk, take the lift up to Level 1. Turn right out of the lift and go through the double doors, following signs to Neuroradiology.

For general X-rays and drop-in service please go to John Radcliffe Hospital Radiology.

Department of Neuroradiology
West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 231669 / 234556