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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. 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:

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.

Referrals to the Rutherford

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. Alternatively, you can view our referrals page.

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

Computed Tomography (CT):

An all-encompassing non-acute CT imaging 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)

Ultrasound Services:

A full range of non-acute ultrasound imaging 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.

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

If you would like to get in touch to book an appointment or make a referral for a patient, please contact our bookings team. Alternatively, to get in touch with the centre staff, please use the direct centre number.

Bookings Team
01633 973 250
Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset
Blackbrook Business Park
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Centre Contact Number
01633 973 250


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

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

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


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

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 find out more about what we offer, please get in touch. Call us on 01633 973 250 or