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Lakes DHB Radiology

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Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

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, Computed 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.

Rotorua Hospital Radiology Services:

  • General x-rays
  • Computerised Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound including Vascular Ultrasound (US)
  • Interventional Procedures (CT/US/Fluoroscopy)

Where to find us: see the Rotorua Hospital map here

Taupō Hospital Radiology Services:

  • General x-rays

Where to find us: see the Taupō Hospital map here.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Mark Barnes

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist (Acting Head of Department)

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr James Finch

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Barbara Hochstein

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist (Head of Department - Currently on leave)

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Gregory Hunt

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Carl Huxford

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Ken Judd

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Locum

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Andrew Klava

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Sheila Oh

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Registrar

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Andrew Richards

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Locum

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

  • Dr Kathy Wyant

    Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Locum

    Available at Rotorua Hospital

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral Expectations

You may be referred to the Radiology Department by your GP, ED or Outpatients or as part of your inpatient stay in our hospitals.

Procedures / Treatments

  • X-ray

    X-rays are available at Rotorua and Taupō hospitals.
    An x-ray is a high frequency, high energy wave form.… More

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

    CTs are available at Rotorua Hospital only.
    With CT you can differentiate many more things than with a normal x-ray.… More

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    MRIs are available at Rotorua Hospital only.
    An MRI machine does not work like an x-ray or CT; it is used for exact images of internal organs and body structures.… More

  • Barium Enema

    Barium enemas are available at Rotorua Hospital only.
    A barium enema is an x-ray procedure to examine the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract (large bowel).… More

  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasounds are available at Rotorua Hospital only.
    In ultrasound, a beam of sound at a very high frequency (that cannot be heard) is sent into the body from a small vibrating crystal in a hand-held scanner head.… More

Charges

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.

Pharmacy

Click here to find your nearest community pharmacy.

Other

Click on the location links for more information on your trip to Rotorua Hospital or Taupō Hospital, including:

Contact Details

Rotorua Hospital

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Taupō Hospital

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This page was last updated at 12:04PM on August 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Radiology.