Adult Radiology (X-Ray)

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses

Contact Names/Numbers/email addressesMain Reception: 01 414 3700
MRI: 01 414 3754
CT: 01 414 3719
Ultrasound: 01 414 3777
Nuclear Medicine: 01 414 3748
Paediatric Radiology: 01 414 3737
Interventional Radiology: 01 4143740
Department Fax: 01 414 3805

Description of Department/Service

The Radiology Department in Tallaght Hospital provides a comprehensive adult and paediatric inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging service to local and regional patients. This includes imaging modalities such as General Radiology, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine - diagnostic, and fluoroscopy. The Department also provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic Interventional Radiology Service. In addition to this the department supports services to the Emergency Department, Theatre & Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory, Speech Therapy and Endoscopy.

The service is provided by a multidisciplinary team of Radiologists, Radiographers, Nursing staff, Physicists, Clerical Staff and Porters. This team works collectively to provide quality patient healthcare with an excess of 160,000 examinations carried out each year.

As part of the educational opportunities that make Tallaght a teaching Hospital, the department has close links with Trinity College, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons to facilitate clinical placements in Radiology & Radiography. The department also has a strong research tradition, and is currently involved in many clinical trials and research projects.

The department uses an information technology system called NIMIS. This system links the department to Hospitals across the country, allowing clinicians to share patient’s images to enhance patient care.

Patient Information

Out-Patients can access the diagnostic services through either a referral from their General Practitioner (GP) for General X-Ray or Ultrasound. All other services require Consultant referral.

General X-Ray provides a same day walk in service for Chest X-Rays from 9am – 12pm and 2.30pm- 4pm Monday to Friday; they also provide a walk in service for query traumas/fractures between 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday, if the injury occurred within the past seven days.  Patients must bring their GP referral letter with them.  All other referrals will be given the next available appointment.