Diagnostic Imaging Dataset

What information is available?

The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) contains detailed information about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, extracted from providers Radiology Information Systems and submitted monthly. The data are collected on a three-month rolling basis and are displayed monthly.

These data items give powerful information about access of NHS patients to diagnostic imaging tests per organisation and across the country enabling analysis of demographic and geographic variation in access to different test types and providers.

This dataset will provide information on the utilisation of high value imaging equipment such as MRI scanners and the information from the DID will also inform accreditation processes for imaging departments through the UK Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme and the assessment of imaging services by the Care Quality Commission.

Information about diagnostic testing could be linked to cancer patient’s records held in Cancer Registries, expanding the understanding we have of their treatment pathway.


It currently contains the following dataset:

When does the information date from?

The data dates from April 2012.

How often is the information updated?

The dataset is updated monthly following the successful upload of the previous full month’s submission.

Who can access it?

This data is limited to the DID user community and the Department of Health. These staff may request access to the data by calling the Health and Social Care Information Centre contact centre on 0300 303 5678 or emailing enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

See DID website for further information: - https://did.hscic.gov.uk

How can it be used?

Unpublished data. Management Information Only. Please see full Terms and Conditions for further information.

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