X-rays and Clinical Imaging
We diagnose and treat patients using x-rays and clinical imaging (radiography).
X-rays take images inside your body. They show your bones and help to diagnose a range of conditions and injuries including fractures.
We also use other types of imaging such as Computed Tomography (CT) to assess soft tissue and organs, and ultrasound to take sonar images, for example in pregnancy.
Our radiologists work across all of our hospital sites.
As well as x-rays (plain films), CT scans and ultrasound images, we also offer:
- dental and intra-oral and orthopantomogram (OPT) for examining jaws and teeth
- fluoroscopy including contrast media and barium studies for diagnosing swallowing difficulties and bowel problems
- nuclear medicine including sentinel node imaging to diagnose diseases including certain types of cancer
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for detecting soft tissue and organ problems
- bone density scans (known as DEXA scans) to assess how strong your bones are
- cardiac catheterisation that shows the structure and function of the heart
- mammography to screen for breast cancer
- obstetric scanning (ultrasound) including early pregnancy assessment and nuchal translucency scanning for detecting chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome
- non-obstetric ultrasound including vascular/duplex scanning to evaluate blood flow through your arteries and veins
- interventional imaging for vascular (circulatory system) and non vascular procedures such as vertebroplasty for diseased or fractured vertebra (any of the small bones that make up your backbone).