Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Tel: (01)878 4119
(Please note: Phone lines are open between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday only)
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.
The Radiology Department in Temple Street offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services, for children from newborn up to sixteen years.
The Department is responsible for:
• providing a Diagnostic Imaging service under licence from the Office of Radiological Protection
• providing a radiological reporting service across imaging modalities
• participation in professional training programmes for University College Dublin (UCD) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
The Department is committed to providing a high quality diagnostic imaging service in a safe and friendly environment.
The Radiology Department offers the following services:
• General X-ray
• Nuclear Medicine (NM)
• Computed Tomography (CT)
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Interventional Radiology
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.
Please click here to access iRefer guidelines ‘Making the Best Use of Clinical Radiology’ published by the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.
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.
Patients referred for general radiography from General Practitioners may attend Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm.
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
• Nuclear Medicine
• GJ tube placement
• Barium Swallow/ Meal
• Barium Enema
• Barium Follow Through
• Hip Arthrogram
• Contrast Studies
• Interventional procedures utilising radiation
• Dr Thara Persaud
• Dr. Stephanie Ryan
• Dr. Eilis Twomey
• Dr. Eoghan Laffan
• Dr. Ian Robinson
• Dr. Ailbhe Tarrant
Medical Physicist: Mr. Colm Saidléar
Radiography Services Manager: Ms. Sara McGeough
Radiology Clinical Nurse Manager: Angela Scully
MRI Clinical Nurse Specialist: Patricia Sheehy
Staff Officer: Ms Michelle Connor
The service is available Monday – Friday 08.00am – 5.00pm.
Phone lines are open for general queries and confirmations between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday
Outside normal working hours there is a 24 hour on-call service for Emergency Department patients and In-patients.
General Practitioner X-ray referrals (8am-5pm Monday to Friday)
Appointments: (01) 878 4119