Medical Imaging Department

The Medical Imaging Department uses imaging to diagnose and treat patients with various medical conditions.

The Medical Imaging Department uses imaging to diagnose and treat patients with various medical conditions.

You need a written referral from your GP to make a booking. Referrals can be completed online or sent via fax on 02 5124 2494.

Please call us on 02 5124 2159 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm to make a booking.

We also offer an on call service for urgent hospital inpatients through the hospital switchboard on 02 5124 0000.

Pregnant and breastfeeding patients

We don’t usually perform scans on pregnant women. We can offer scans to breastfeeding patients - please let our staff know at the time of booking as special conditions are required.

Scans for children

We have a colourfully decorated room for paediatric scans. We also have iPads available for entertainment and distraction and you are welcome to bring your own toys, dummy, bottles, special blankets and electronic devices.

We regularly perform these tests on young children and our specialists are trained to give injections with the smallest needle available to reduce fuss.

We don’t routinely sedate children during tests as distraction techniques often work well. Please speak to your referring doctor and booking staff if you feel your child won’t be able to tolerate the scan without sedation.

Radiation safety

We aim to reduce the amount of radiation we use, in line with the international principle ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ (ALARA).

The adult doses we use are regularly compared to the national average. Our paediatric doses are calculated according to your child’s weight and international consensus formulas established by the European Society of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

Some scans and therapies have special restrictions or requirements that we can tell you about before starting your scan.

There are also various restrictions for radioactive Iodine-131 therapy that we discuss with you when you make an appointment.

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Page last updated on: 26 Oct 2018