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Department of Radiology

The Radiology department is located in the new building and has undergone a relocation to what is one of the most advanced Radiology departments in Europe. All of the imaging equipment is state-of-the-art and is linked to an enterprise wide fully integrated RiS/PACS (Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving and Communication System) which allows clinicians to make requests for imaging procedures and also the distribution of images and reports back to the clinician be it at the bedside or within a clinic. The system will also include the other members of St Vincent's Healthcare Group. St. Michaels Hospital Dun Laoghaire is already incorporated into the network with St Vincents Private Hospital following in the near future. Radiology is spread over three floors of the building offering access to all major modalities to the wider community served by SVUH.

Service Provided

Access to Radiology is available Monday to Friday between the core hours of 8am-6pm, some specialised areas are accessible 24/7 and the service to the Emergency department and in-patient population is operational 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Radiology includes the sub-specialities of Interventional Radiology, Radionuclide Imaging, CT, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound and plain imaging (X-rays).

All the equipment used is digital which makes the process of having an x-ray faster and allows the Radiologist to report the image quicker than when using the old hard copy x-ray film. This gets the results back out to the clinician more efficiently with the end result being a more timely treatment for the patient.

New super fast 64 slice CT scanners can acquire images with greater detail and information than has ever been possible before.

Staff contact details

Clinical Director of Radiology Dr Conor D. Collins

Radiography Service Manager S Simpson

Clerical Supervisor H O'Reilly

Clinical Nurse Manager S Nicholson

All are available through the department switch on 221 4992

Other information

The multidisciplinary team working in Radiology are actively involved in ongoing clinical research and training to ensure the best possible service is provided to all who access the service. Introduction of new technologies and equipment are always done with a patient focus very much to the fore.