Southern DHB Radiology - Otago
Public Service, Radiology
The Radiology Department at Dunedin Hospital encompasses a wide variety of disciplines:
- General Radiology (Inpatients, Outpatients, Theatre, Mobiles units, A&E)
- CT (Computed Tomography - CAT scan)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)
- Nuclear Medicine
- A general x-ray service to 'Urgent Doctors'
The Radiology team comprises:
- Resident Doctors (Registrars)
- MRTs (Medical Radiation Technologists)
- Sonographers ( MRTs specialised in Ultra Sonography)
- Registered Nurses
As we are a teaching hospital we often have students in training. There is a possibility you may be x-rayed by a supervised student but you will be informed of this and have the right to refuse.
Procedures / Treatments
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
Computed Tomography (CT)
With CT you can differentiate many more things than with a normal X-ray.… More
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
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. When the beam meets a surface between tissues of different density, echoes of the sound beam are sent back into… More
Nuclear Medicine (Scintigraphy)
This is a specialised scanning method using very small amount of low-level radioactive isotopes injected into the bloodstream.… More
A barium enema is an X-ray procedure to examine the lower part of the gastro-intestinal tract (large bowel).… More
A mammogram is a special type of x-ray used only for the breast.… More
DEXA Bone Densitometry
DEXA (which stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) scanning uses special x-rays to measure the density of your bones.… More
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