Coronavirus information

Visitor restrictions, information for patients and more.

View coronavirus information

Browse site A – Z

Your views

Your Views

Your feedback is vital to us as we continue to increase the quality of our services.

Your views

You are here:

Date: 9 December 2022

Time: 20:24

GP imaging referral advice

All plain film referrals must be booked appointments only.

There will be no CT or MR.

UHB commit to reviewing all pre-existing pathways, starting with neurology and headache, shoulder imaging and low back pain, to be completed and agreed by 1 August.

Ultrasound will be carried out as per BMUS national guidance.

Referrals can be made for:

  • gallstones
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • persistent abnormal liver function test
  • testicular US (cancer)
  • gynaecology/pelvic scans
  • rapid increase in size of superficial/deep soft tissue masses
  • persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck

Referrals cannot be made for:

  • scrotal pain
  • diabetes
  • change in bowel habit
  • polycystic ovaries
  • follow up of long standing lumps and bumps
Area of interestYesNo
  • Rapidly increasing thyroid lump
  • First imaging for gradually increasing thyroid lump
  • Salivary gland tumour ( + 2WW)
  • Hoarse voice 2WW
  • Dysphagia 2WW
  • Follow up thyroid imaging
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Globus, throat discomfort
  • Lateral/posterior neck pain
Lymph nodes
  •  Persistently enlarged/increasing in size
  • If malignancy suspected A&G / 2WW depending upon specific problem
Soft tissue mass
  •  More than 5 cm, infiltrative changes or rapidly increasing
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Small lipoma
  • Neurofibromas
  • Gallstones / RUQ pain
  • Enlarged liver ?metastasis (+2WW)
  • Persistent elevation of ALP
  • Jaundice or obstructive LFT (+2WW)
  • Bloating with palpable mass(?2WW)
  • Ascites (?2WW/ A &G route)
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Statins/medications known to affect LFT
  • Diverticular disease
  • IBS
  • Pelvic pain with additional symptoms and signs
  • Pelvic pain in > 50 years of age
  • Simple ovarian cyst <5cm with pain
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Follow up of fibroids
  • Dermoids
  • Cysts
  • Post menopausal bleeding (2WW)
Urinary tract
  • First episode of UTI in men
  • Recurrent UTI in women
  • Hypertension ?renal artery stenosis
  • Visible haematuria (2WW)
  • Acute renal colic - CT via Emergency Department
  • Renal mass (2WW)
Scrotal US
  • Suspected testicular mass
  • Scrotal pain

We're improving the accessibility of our websites. If you can't access any content or if you would like to request information in another format, please view our accessibility statement.