Leicester General Hospital

Radiology Unit, Leicester General Hospital

When the new radiology unit was opened, it was the first in the country to be equipped with digital imaging cameras. The unit was designed on a site between the existing outpatients department and pharmacy.

The building is zoned into a number of clinics which are colour-coded to the internal finishes. The ground floor has 12 diagnostic rooms and four diagnostic ultra-sound rooms, all designed to withstand x-rays using high aggregate internal block walls and special plaster.

Much of the equipment is suspended from structural ceilings to allow the diagnostic cameras to travel the full length of the patient. The first floor building contains offices, teaching rooms and extensive air handling and service areas. The unit represents state of the art facilities for the diagnostic and x-ray evaluation of patients and electronic transfer of data.