Tests offered by the Radiology department

The function of the Radiology Department is to run a variety of tests to help with the diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions.

The department offers the following services:

  • General X-ray – A scan that uses tiny amounts of radiation to show structures inside the body such as the bones and lungs.

A patient having an ultrasound
A patient having an ultrasound
  • Ultrasound – a scan which uses sound waves to take pictures of the body.

  • Interventional Radiology – a sub-specialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using X-rays and ultrasound as guidance, usually under general anaesthetic. These procedures are done either to help to make a diagnosis or to treat a patient’s condition.
  • Cardiac Angiography – a specialised X-ray study, performed under general anaesthetic, to find out detailed information about the arteries of the heart and to treat a variety of complex heart conditions.