We use radiological procedures 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.
Our radiologists 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.
- Mon 7/10/2019 - Hutt Hospital radiology rooms being upgraded *New*
It is an exciting time as work is beginning on upgrading three of Hutt Valley’s DHB radiology rooms are being upgraded.
This upgrade of Rooms 1, 2 and OPG will be starting Monday 7 October. Work will take three months and is expected to be finished by December 2019
Your safety is paramount and arrangements are in place to ensure patients hardly notice the refurbishment with a mobile unit providing additional X-ray capacity.
If patients need an X-ray on the day of their outpatient appointment, they should arrive first thing in the morning (Radiology opens at 7.30am). Patients can get their X-ray early and then have a coffee before their appointment.
Doing this upgrade is needed as the current rooms have outdated technology. The new digital X-ray technology will improve workflow and provide better quality images. This will mean lower levels of radiation are required to produce accurate images improving the safety of our staff and patients.
Hutt Valley Radiology Opening hours
We are open:
7.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday
Our Hutt Valley Team include:
- Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) or Radiographers - perform your X-ray, barium and mammography examinations.
- Sonographers - are MITs 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.
- Clinical Assistants - provide general support and assistance to patients and other radiology staff.