Radiology



The function of the department is to provide the patient and referring clinician with a quality diagnostic imaging service in a safe and friendly environment. The Radiology Department provides the scanning of images of the body for the diagnosis of disease with or without the use of radiation.

Services include:
  • General Radiography
  • Contrast Studies
    X-ray of stomach, small intestine or colon following either oral or rectal radio-opaque solution
  • Urography
    X-ray of a part of the urinary tract after injection with radio-opaque solution
  • Cystography
    X-ray of bladder following instillation of radio-opaque solution by catheter
  • Urodynamics
    Procedure similar to Cystoscopy (above) with additional rectal catheter – functional study with measurement of pressure gradients in bladder and rectum
  • Ultrasound
    Scanning of areas of the body, using high frequency sound waves, without radiation
  • Nuclear Medicine
    Scanning of specific areas of body following injection of radio-isotope material
  • Computerised Tomography (CT) Imaging
    Cross sectional head and body scanning using either pulsed or continuous radiation
  • Procedures such as biopsy, abscess drainage etc. performed by the radiologist
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Images acquired of head and body using a magnet, radio signals and a computer. No X-rays involved