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University Hospital Limerick

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

Phone: 061 482669


Internal Directions:
Ground Floor, Main Hospital corridor

Opening hours:
No opening hours available

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 CT

CT scans or CAT scans use x-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. They are used to diagnose a number of conditions including: damage to bones stroke cancer How CT scans work A CT scanner is a large ring-shaped machine. The x-ray scanner inside the ring rotates in small movements around your body as you lie on a bed that moves backwards and forwards through the ring. As you move through the machine, the scanner uses a series of x-ray beams to scan parts of your body and build up detailed images. It is a painless procedure and lasts from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the type of CT scan you are having. (You may be asked to drink a drink before the scan and you may have an injection during the scan)

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: All patients

Who needs to refer you: Consultant

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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