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X-Ray (Radiology)

X-Ray is a widely used test to examine the inside of your body. We provide X-Ray facilities at Lymington New Forest, Hythe and Romsey Community Hospitals. Over 40,000 plain X-Rays are taken each year across the three sites, as well as ultrasound scanning. 

Additional services at Lymington Radiology Department, CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy, DXA and Prostate Biopsies.

X-ray equipment at Lymington hospital

Walk-In X-Ray Service

Location and Times:

Lymington New Forest Hospital:

Monday - Friday

  • 9:30am – 12:30pm

  • 13:30pm – 16:00pm


Hythe Community Hospital:

Monday - Friday

  • 8:45am – 12:45am

     CLOSED 12:45pm – 13:30pm

  • 13:30pm – 16:00pm



Romsey Community Hospital:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

  • 8:45am – 12:45pm

    CLOSED 12:45pm – 13:30pm

  • 13:30pm – 16:00pm


What are X-Rays used for?

X-Rays can be used to diagnose a range of health problems and conditions. They are an effective way of detecting bone problems, such as a fracture. They can also be used to check for problems with soft tissue, such in the lungs.

Who is this service for?

This service is available to patients referred by local GPs, doctors working within the various hospitals and clinics, and a number of other practitioners who have received appropriate training.

Get access to this service

Your GP or other health professional will refer you if you need an X-Ray. We have X-Ray facilities at Lymington New Forest Community Hospital, Hythe Community Hospital and Romsey Community Hospital.

Our X-Ray services operate on a walk-in clinic basis, meaning you don't have to make an appointment. Please bring your referral card with you. These clinics are not suitable for children under the age of 16, or for people with serious injuries.

How we can help?

An X-Ray is usually carried out by a radiographer (someone who specialises in using imaging technology). It’s a painless test and your body will only be exposed to X-Rays for a fraction of a second.

You need to stay still during an X-Ray, as otherwise the image can become blurred. Your radiographer may need to take multiple images, from different angles.

All our community hospitals have new technology which allows us to transfer X-Ray images to a secure computer network, helping us see more patients each day and ensuring that the images are always available for viewing.

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Barium Swallow

DXA Scan

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Useful websites

NHS Choices (X-ray)  

Royal College of Radiologists (X-Ray Room)


Student Travel Information


Contact us
Radiology Dept Enquiries

X-Ray: 01590 663112

Ultrasound: 01590 663120

CT:  01590 663113

MRI: 01590 663125