University Hospital Limerick
St Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Limerick, V94 F858
Phone: 061 482973
Ground Floor, Main Hospital corridor
No opening hours available
Radiology is the medical specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases within the human body. 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.
An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. It is often used to diagnose health conditions that affect organs, tissue and bone. The device that carries out MRI scans is known as an MRI scanner. The scanner consists of a large tube that contain a series of powerful magnets. The scanner is illuminated and remains open at both ends at all times. During an MRI scan, you lie inside the tube. A radiographer will use a computer in a different room to perform your 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