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The Department of Radiology provides expertise in the full range of specialist diagnostic imaging and interventional services in a caring, safe and efficient environment. The service is provided by a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, radiographers, nurses, physicists, administration and support staff. This team works together to provide quality patient care with an excess of 230,000 examinations carried out each year.

Our imaging equipment is linked to an enterprise-wide fully integrated RiS/PACS (Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving and Communication System). This system allows clinicians to securely make requests electronically for imaging procedures and for the secure electronic distribution of images and reports back to the clinician.

As a teaching hospital, the Department has close links with University College Dublin to support clinical placements for radiography and medical students throughout their training. The department also has a strong commitment to research and is currently involved in many research projects.


The Department provides in-patient and out-patient services in the following modalities:

• X-Ray
• Fluoroscopy
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Computed Tomography (CT)
• Ultrasound
• Mammography
• Interventional Radiology
• Radionuclide Imaging (RNI)
• DEXA – GP Referrals

In addition to this the Department of Radiology also supports services to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Theatre, Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory and Endoscopy Departments.


Referral information

A referral letter/request from a doctor is required for all imaging services. The referrals are reviewed by the radiographers or radiologists and an appointment sent to each patient. Results are automatically sent to the referring doctor. GPs can request a copy of results if necessary.

Patients can submit their referral/request by post or email. Contact details below:

Post: Radiology Department, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, D04 T6FA

Email addresses:

General (chest, spine, knees, hips, etc.):

Radionuclide Imaging (nuclear medicine):






GP Dexa:

A walk-in service for chest x-rays and patients with suspected fracture is available between the hours of 08.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30, Monday to Friday.  For this service patients may present with the referral at the time of examination.

Useful links


tel:    (01) 221 4992
fax:   (01) 221 3394


The Department of Radiology is located across three floors of the Clinical Services Building

Ground Floor
Bone and Joint (Orthopaedic and Rheumatology) and Emergency

1st Floor
Mammography and Out-Patient Ultrasound and GP DEXA (beside Suite 2)

CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, Radio-Nuclide Imaging, In-patient Ultrasound and General X-ray

The PET/CT Department is a satellite unit located within the Herbert Wing of the hospital.

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri:    08.00 – 20.00 (by appointment)
Emergency cover is available 24/7