Support Services

Papworth Hospital provides care to patients with a wide range of acute and chronic chest conditions.

The Radiology Directorate

Papworth’s Radiology Service has a key role in the diagnosis of all cardiothoracic conditions. The service uses state-of-the art imaging technology and facilities include a dedicated 64-slice cardiac dual source CT scanner and a MRI scanner.

The five angiography suites allow access to:

  • Diagnostic angiograms
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • ASD/PFO closures
  • Percutaneous aortic valve replacements
  • Electrophysiology studies and ablations
  • Myocardial biopsies
  • Line and pacemaker insertions
  • DEXA Scanner

Our DEXA scanner offers the latest technology in bone density imaging and the combination of a questionnaire and scans means that we are able to provide a personalised and comprehensive report for each of our patients.

The Pathology Directorate

Papworth’s Pathology Service supports all departments of the hospital. Its services include:

  • Histopathology
  • Respiratory cytopathology
  • Blood Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • A specialist immunology service; immunological profiling, T-Spot immunological testing for latent TB