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Paediatric radiology

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Location of service
Opening hours
Useful links

What the service does

We offer different types of imaging in our main paediatric radiology department in the Children’s Hospital. This includes:

  • x-rays
  • ultrasound
  • fluoroscopic examinations (dynamic x-ray examinations, for example barium swallow)
  • MRI scans
  • CT scans
  • nuclear medicine
  • interventional radiology

We also provide imaging services to the neonatal unit in the Maternity Hospital.

The majority of our imaging is diagnostic. It helps your doctor:

  • identify the cause of symptoms
  • monitor an underlying condition

Some of our examinations are also therapeutic, especially in the case of interventional examinations.

Who provides the service

The paediatric radiology team includes:

  • paediatric radiology consultants
  • radiology registrars
  • radiographers
  • radiographic helpers
  • admin and clerical staff

How to access the service

Radiology examinations can be requested by any of the following:

  • GP
  • hospital doctor
  • specially trained nurse practitioner

We cannot provide x-ray or other examination reports over the telephone. The report will be sent to the doctor or healthcare professional who requested the examination.

If you have a query, you can contact the radiology department on 028 9615 0289.

Location of service

Children’s Hospital

Opening hours

Most appointments are between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. The main exception is baby hip ultrasounds. Some of these take place in the evenings.

We also have an out-of-hours radiographer and radiologist to deal with emergency examinations.

Useful links

Royal College of Radiologists
Radiology Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital

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