Services

A wide variety of examinations are offered:

Chest & General Radiology

Including abdomen, hip, femur, knee, shoulder, humerus, elbow, feet, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine X-rays.

In-patients, out-patients (attending same day clinic), and emergency patients receive service on demand with no appointment necessary. Other out-patients and GP patients receive this service on an appointment basis.

Urgent GP referrals are accepted between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Patient wait time is dependent upon clinical priority.

Maxillofacial & Skull Radiography

OPGs (Orthopantomogram), cephalograms, intra-oral dental X-rays, skull and facial bones.

All in-patients and emergency patients receive this service on demand. Out-patients attending same day clinic also receive the service on demand but when this is not possible an appointment will be given. Other out-patients and GP patients receive this service on an appointment basis.

Patient wait time is dependent upon clinical priority.

These examinations use plain X-rays to demonstrate injury or abnormality in a specific area in the body.

Fluoroscopic Screening and IVP (Intravenous Pyelogram) Services

Including barium, gastrografin studies.

All referrals are screened by a radiologist prior to scheduling.

Services provided to all in-patients, emergency patients, out-patients and GP patients.

All patients will receive these services on an appointment basis; however, some in-patient and emergency patients may receive these on demand dependent upon clinical urgency.

These examinations use X-rays and a contrast (or dye) to demonstrate an abnormality in the abdomen, digestive system and kidneys.

Mammography

A mammogram is an image of the breast using low dose X-rays.

All referrals are screened by a radiologist or clinical breast specialist prior to scheduling.

The mammography service is provided to the Triple Assessment Breast Clinic and also to in-patients, emergency patients and out-patients who have symptomatic breast disease/asymptomatic breast disease/”high risk” class.

All patients will receive this service on an appointment basis.

Also see information regarding the Breast Care Unit.

Ultrasound

Including antenatal and detailed pregnancy scanning.

All referrals are screened by a radiologist or sonographer prior to scheduling.

All patients will receive these services on an appointment basis; however, in-patients and emergency patients may receive these on demand dependent upon clinical urgency.

An ultrasound examination uses high frequency sound waves to obtain pictures of the inside of the body.

CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Nuclear Medicine & Angiography

Referrals for the above imaging services are screened by a radiologist prior to scheduling.

CT is a method of imaging using X-rays. Images are acquired in sections through the body. They provide very detailed images of the anatomy.

Nuclear Medicine is a method of showing a variety of organs using a small dose of radioactivity.

Angiography is a method of showing the blood vessels by injecting contrast (or dye) through a catheter which is positioned inside the blood vessel. This may be combined with other procedures such as angioplasty (use of a balloon to dilate a narrow section of the blood vessel).

MRI is a modern scanning method which can produce cross sectional and three dimensional images of the body without using X-rays. It uses a strong magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer.

Services provided to all in-patients, emergency patients, and out-patients. For interventional radiology procedures out-patients will be admitted as a day case and may have an overnight stay.

A GP service is not provided for CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Nuclear Medicine or Interventional Radiology, but cases can be discussed with a radiologist.

All patients will receive these services on an appointment basis; however, in-patients and emergency patients may receive these on demand dependent upon clinical urgency.

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