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General X-ray
University Hospital Limerick

St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858


Phone: 061 482404

Email: -


Internal Directions:
Ground Floor, Main Hospital corridor

Opening hours:
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

About Radiology

Radiology uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. The Radiology Department provides a range of services including: breast ultrasound, cath lab, CT scans, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, hybrid theatre vascular imaging, interventional radiology therapy, mammogram, MRI scans, nuclear medicine, obstetric ultrasound, ultrasound and x-ray.

About General X-ray

X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body using radiation. It is a quick and painless procedure that can be used to help detect a range of conditions. The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is small. Before the x-ray, you may be asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing or change into a hospital gown. You may also be asked to remove any jewellery or metallic items. During the x-ray, the radiographer may ask you to lie, sit, or stand in several positions so that a clear image of the part of your body being examined can be taken. After positioning the x-ray machine, they will then take a picture from behind a screen or a room next door. (It is important to tell the radiographer if you think you might be pregnant)

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: All patients

Who needs to refer you: Consultant or GP

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • attend at less social hours to facilitate extended operating hours of services
  • attend a virtual clinic
  • complete a checklist on day before coming to hospital (the checklist will be provided with your appointment letter)

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