The Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset is a repurposed state-of-the-art building that has been adapted to serve patients, their families and staff with diagnostic imaging solutions.

Located in Somerset, the centre is perfectly placed to offer patients a relaxing environment, easy access, free parking, and is minutes away from the NHS Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, enabling close working links with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

The centre has been collaboratively designed with a patient centric focus which determined its functionality whilst meeting all current building regulations and accessibility requirements.

Access to our services are available to self-pay and private patients under medical insurance (subject to approval) and NHS patients who are treated under contract to Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

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Take a look inside the Centre

Our services

Our patients are at the heart of what we do, and we endeavour to provide every one of our patients and their family/carers with a comfortable and welcoming environment. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities feature the very latest in advanced imaging technology, which allows us to deliver diagnostic imaging solutions in the most effective way.

Services are available Monday to Sunday between the hours of 8am to 8pm. The Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset provides a range of diagnostic imaging services, for adults of all ages, including:

MRI Diagnostic imaging (1.5T):

A fully comprehensive MRI imaging service will be available which includes but is not limited to:

  • Neurology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiology
  • Specialist whole body imaging (for the detection of disease progression)

Ultrasound Services:

A full range of non-acute services will be available which includes but is not limited to:

  • Abdominal and gynaecological examinations
  • Vascular evaluation (DVT, Carotids and vascular access)
  • MSK to include ultrasound guided injections

Outpatient Consulting Rooms:

NHS consultants and consultants with practising privileges have access to our consulting rooms for both private and NHS patient interactions.

Computed Tomography (CT):

An all-encompassing non acute service will be available which includes but is not limited to:

  • Head and whole-body imaging
  • Specialist CTC (CT Colonoscopy)
  • Radiologist guided MSK interventions (Steroid injections)

Projectional Imaging (Digital X-ray):

A full range of non-acute services will be available which includes but is not limited to:

  • Standard Chest and abdominal imaging
  • MSK x-ray procedures (upper and lower extremities)
  • Spinal imaging
  • Specialist x-ray imaging including ‘leg length’ and Scoliosis spinal visualisation

Our facilities

Our facilities consist of state-of-the-art imaging suites at the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset. We want you and your family/carers to access our services in comfortable and welcoming surroundings.

All staff are responsible for upholding the visions and values of the company and for underpinning our fundamental standards of care. We have fully equipped waiting areas with refreshments and comforts to make your visit for your imaging as relaxing and pleasant as possible. Free WIFI is available throughout the centre.

You are welcome to bring family/carers/friends when you visit for your imaging appointment, however, due to the nature of some imaging techniques, it will not always be possible for your companion to accompany you into the imaging suites. If you are bringing children with you to the centre as visitors, please bring along an additional adult to supervise them during your imaging session, as we do not have a crèche on site.

Facilities available at the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset include:

  • Consulting rooms
  • CT scanner
  • MRI scanner
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • Cannulation rooms / changing rooms (including accessible access)
  • Main reception / waiting area
  • Beverage Bay
  • Quiet room / Faith room
  • Disability access compliance

Referrals to Rutherford Diagnostics

In order to receive treatment at the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset, patients should always seek referral through their consultant or specialist.

For further information regarding referrals, please email diagnosticreferrals@therutherford.com or call 01633 973 250.

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Our team

At the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset we pride ourselves on the standard of service and care we provide.

Our staff consists of a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained registered professionals including radiologists, a sonographer, diagnostic radiographers, radiographic assistants and a wide range of supporting staff.

You can find out more about our diagnostic team here.

Our location

The centre is located at:

Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset, Blackbrook Business Park, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX

Our centre is easily located and accessible from major transport links and we have ample free parking on site to take the stress out of your journey.

Set within the established Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton is situated immediately off Junction 25 of the M5 motorway, approximately three miles from Taunton town centre. The M5 gives great transport links to the South West and Midlands, and also South Wales and London via the M4.

The postcode for satnav is TA1 2PX. Older satnav systems may not recognise this postcode so please refer to google maps or our directions.

By road

For those travelling by car, free car-parking is available on site.

  • Penzance: 145 miles
  • Bristol: 47 miles
  • Cardiff: 77 miles
  • Birmingham: 136 miles
  • London: 150 miles

By train

For those travelling to Taunton train station:

  • Penzance: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Bristol: 36 minutes
  • Cardiff: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Birmingham: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • London: 1 hour 43 minutes

By bus

For those travelling by bus to Taunton.

Buses run regularly from Taunton Town Centre to Blackbrook Business Park, and take approximately 20 – 30 minutes to reach the centre.

How to Find Us

For further location information and directions on how to find the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset, please download our directions flyer:

Get in touch

If you’d like to speak to our team about any of the services offered at the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset, please get in touch:

For further information regarding referrals, please email diagnosticreferrals@therutherford.com or call 01633 973 250.

All of our registered centres undergo a registration inspection by the independent healthcare regulators (Care Quality Commission) to ensure that the quality and safety of services meet the required standards of care. In addition, ongoing inspections are undertaken and where these have taken place, full reports are made available on our website.