Qualified doctors who have spent five to seven years of postgraduate training specialising in the interpretation of medical images and the use of some of the investigational techniques in treatment.
Degree level trained health professionals who are responsible for performing your X-rays, CT/MRI scans and for undertaking and reporting some of your ultrasound examinations.
Radiological procedures have changed in the last 15 to 20 years, in that much more invasive, therapeutic work is being done. With increased numbers of procedures such as angioplasty, vena cava filter placement, chemo-embolization and fibroid embolization, the need for specialist nurses has become apparent.
The nurse's role has always been to care for the patient and to act as the patient's advocate, and this remains the priority in radiology as in any other area. However, radiology nurses are trained in supplementary skills specific to X-ray, such as scrub nurse for the above procedures, pain management, and ward management for the dedicated day case unit.
Radiology department assistants
Auxiliary staff who provide invaluable assistance to both radiographers and radiologists in performing your investigations.
Usually the first point of contact with the department for the hospital medical staff, general practitioners and patients. They maintain our computer systems, ensuring that patient records are up to date and accurate. They also supply secretarial services to the radiologists and radiographers and ensure the supply of films and reports to the various wards and outpatient departments.
Volunteers at the hospital provide valuable non-medical services that complement the work of the hospital staff.