What is Radiology?
Radiological procedures are used for looking at the internal structures of the body, whether bone or soft tissue. Usually these examinations are carried out to:
- diagnose disease states, such as infection, heart disease or other abnormalities
- show the extent of injury to body structures
- to aid in interventional procedures, such as biopsies.
The Clinical Teams at Middlemore Hospital and Manukau SuperClinic™ consist of:
- Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) or Radiographers who perform your X-ray examinations.
- Sonographers who perform your ultrasound examinations.
- Radiologists who are specialist doctors who interpret your images. They will also be involved if you have a specialist investigation such as an intravenous urogram (IVU), barium study, or biopsy.
- Radiology nurses provide patient care and specialist support for Radiology procedures.
Radiology Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health
Counties Manukau Health Radiology services are located at:
Middlemore Hospital (Ph: 09 276 0169; Fax: 09 276 0179)
Manukau SuperClinic™ (Ph: 09 277 1640; Fax: 09 277 1644; Module 9 - Mammography and Module 1 - Orthopaedics)
All mammography diagnostic services are located at Manukau SuperClinic™.