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Radiology (Referral)

Radiology-XRay

Radiology Department

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Temple Street

Dublin 1

Tel.: Appointments – (01) 878 4264 /4265

Opening Hours: The Radiology Department is open Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm. There is a 24 hour on-call service for the Emergency Department and in-patients.

Contact Details:

  • Appointments: (01) 8784264 / 8784265
  • Medical Physics Department: (01) 8784803.

Referrals

The Radiology Department accepts referrals from General Practitioners for general radiography (x-rays of chest, spine, limbs etc.) and for Ultrasound scans.

Please note that radiographs of the nasal bones to out rule fracture are not performed in TSCUH radiology department.  This is in line with the iRefer guidelines ‘Making the Best Use of Clinical Radiology’ published by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.  These were reviewed and adopted by the Faculty of Radiologists, the National Clinical Programme for Radiology and the National Radiation Safety Committee, HSE in 2012.

MRI and CT scan referrals are accepted from consultant physicians.

Dental radiography requests from dentists and orthodontists are also accepted.

A Parent or Guardian must attend with any referred patient.

Please click here to access iRefer guidelines ‘Making the Best Use of Clinical Radiology’ published by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.

X-Ray Appointments

Patients referred for general radiography from General Practitioners may attend Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm.

For Referrers

Irish legislation SI 478 demands that all female patients of reproductive capacity undergoing radiation exposure that may include the foetus be questioned about the possibility of pregnancy. If you are referring a female patient over 11 years for imaging, please be aware that the radiology department implements the 10- and 28-day rule for the following examinations

The Ten Day Rule: Specified radiological examinations which have the potential to deliver radiation doses of >10mGy to the foetus should only be carried out within 10 days of the onset of menstruation

The Twenty-Eight day Rule: Specified radiological examinations which normally deliver radiation doses of <10mGy to the foetus may be carried out within 28 days of the onset of menstruation.

The Twenty Eight Day Rule will be adhered to for the following radiographs & the following CT examinations

• Pelvis radiograph

• Complete Spine radiograph

• Standing lower limbs radiograph

• Lumbar Spine radiograph

• Femur radiograph

• CT Scannogram

The Ten Day Rule will be adhered to for the following examinations

• CT Abdomen

• CT Pelvis

• CT Lumbar Spine

• Urodynamics

• Nuclear Medicine

• GJ tube placement

• Barium Swallow/ Meal

• Barium Enema

• Barium Follow Through

• Hip Arthrogram

• MCUG

• Urodynamics

• Loopogram

• Contrast Studies

• Interventional procedures utilising radiation

Contact Details:

Appointments: (01) 8784264 / 8784265

Medical Physics Department: (01) 8784803.

 

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