Medical Diagnostic

Angiography

This machine produces ‘real time’ (live) x-ray images on monitors within the room whilst certain procedures are carried out.

Catheterisation Room (Cath Lab)

This machine produces ‘real time’ (live) x-ray images on monitors (similar to fluoroscopy) whilst a minimally invasive procedure is carried out.

Chest X-ray

A chest x-ray is a procedure used to evaluate organs and structures within the chest for symptoms of disease. Chest x-rays include views of the lungs, heart, small portions of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid gland and the bones of the chest area.

CT (Computer Tomography) Room

The CT scanner is used for taking digital images of the body. Modern machines can collect a vast amount of information which can enable the radiographer to create images (slices) at almost any angle through the body.

DEXA

An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone

Fluoroscopy (Barium Meal X-ray) Room

This investigation is used to examine certain organs such as the stomach, intestine, and bowel.

Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine) Room

Patients are injected with a radioisotope which then travels around the body & organs.

General X-ray Room

The general x-ray room is used for taking standard x-rays such as back, neck, chest, limb, hand or foot.  The patient may be lying down or standing during the procedure.

Interventional

An application of radiology that enables minimally invasive surgery to be performed with the aid of simultaneous radiological imaging of the field of operation within the body.

Mammography

Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays (usually around 30 kVp) to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool.

Orthovoltage

Orthovoltage radiotherapy is a treatment with x-rays. Orthovoltage refers to the energy range of the x-rays used typically 200-500kV range.

PET CT Room

PET/CT is a new imaging tool that combines two scan techniques in one examination– a PET scan and a CT scan.