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Description

Wellington Radiology
Wellington Radiology facilities are located in the Wellington Regional Hospital. The Department offers state of the art equipment for Interventional, Cardiac, CT, US, MRI and Nuclear Medicine procedures.  The Interventional Recovery Ward is available for patients who require additional care before and after their procedures.  We also operate Image Intensifier equipment in theatres and have two new X-ray rooms in the Emergency Department. 


Kenepuru Radiology
Kenepuru Radiology has two X-ray rooms, both capable of performing general radiography procedures.  The Department also operates an Image Intensifier (I.I) for OT and a mobile (bedside) machine.


What is the
Interventional Recovery Ward?
The Interventional Recovery Ward is located within the Radiology Department adjacent to the Interventional Suite. The ward provides assessment, treatment and care of patients undergoing complex radiology and other day case procedures that are not related to radiology such as infusions.


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 cancer or heart disease
  • show the extent of injury to body structures
  • to aid in interventional procedures, such as angiography.
 
The radiologist may use different methods such as, X-ray, Computer Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound as well as some other specialised types of radiological imaging.
 

The Team
  • Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) or Radiographers perform your X-ray, barium and mammography examinations.
  • Sonographers are MRTs who perform your ultrasound examinations.
  • Radiologists  are specialist doctors who read and understand your films. They will also be involved if you have an intravenous urogram (IVU), barium study, mammogram and a number of other ultrasound procedures.  They interpret the results of the images and send them to your doctor.
  • Radiology Nurses are trained in providing treatment, support and care to patients undergoing radiological procedures.
  • Health Care Assistants provide general support and assistance to patients and other radiology staff.

Consultants

Hours

General Radiography: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
CT: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
MRI: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
US: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
NM: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Angiography, Cardiac Catheters, Fluoroscopy: 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday

Kenepuru Radiology
8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Interventional Recovery Ward
7:30am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday

Radiology Services provide an on-call service outside of these hours for urgent requests.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Angiography

    An X-ray procedure used to visualise the blood vessels and blood circulation.  It can detect abnormalities in blood flow within the legs, abdomen, neck or brain.  The arteries cannot be seen on a normal X-ray, so a solution called contrast is injected, which causes the arteries to show up like… More PDF

  • Computer Tomography (CT)

    With CT you can differentiate many more things than with a normal X-ray.… More PDF

  • Fluoroscopy

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    An MRI machine does not work like an X-ray or CT; it is used for exact images of internal organs and body structures.  This method delivers clear images without the exposure of radiation.… More PDF

  • Mammography



    A mammogram is a breast X-ray that uses low doses of radiation to detect cancers early for better prognosis (outcome).  Mammography can be used either to look for very early breast changes without symptoms (screening) or to examine women who have breast symptoms (diagnostic). Most of the time these symptoms… More PDF

  • Nuclear Medicine

    This is a specialised scanning method using low-level radioactive isotopes, injected into the bloodstream.  The scanner is called a gamma camera and is used to measure the radiation levels given off from the isotopes.  Some types of this scan are used for the following: assessment of thyroid function, location of… More PDF

  • Ultrasound



    Ultrasound is a technique using pulsed high frequency sound waves to produce an image of a wide range of body parts and blood vessels.… More

  • X-ray

    An X-ray is a high frequency, high energy wave form.  It cannot be seen with the naked eye, but can be picked up on photographic film.… More

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Security

Patient Access
Patient access is via Radiology Reception during regular opening hours.  Please do not bring large sums of money or valuables with you for your appointment. For most procedures your belongings will stay with you.

Staff Access
Staff access is controlled by security swipe cards.

Contact Details

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Wellington

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This page was last updated at 8:56AM on October 4, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Radiology.