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Department of Radiology

About us

The Radiology Department is located on the Lower Ground floor of Beaumont Hospital. It offers an extensive radiology service to all patients attending Beaumont Hospital either as an in-patient or an outpatient from across the country and in particular the Dublin North East Region.

St. Joseph's Hospital in Raheny forms part of “Beaumont Hospital” and as such the radiology services provided there are integral to the Beaumont Radiology Service Provision.  

The imaging modalities available include General Radiology, Fluoroscopy Neuroradiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology - Therapeutic & Diagnostic, and Nuclear Medicine. The radiology department also provides a service to the Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory, Theatre, Speech Therapy and Endoscopy as well as servicing every ward within the Hospital.

These services are provided by Radiographers, Radiologists, Physicists and Nurses alongside clerical, administration and portering staff. Beaumont Hospital is a teaching hospital and regularly student radiographers and medical students will be present in the department.

Beaumont Hospital Radiology Department refurbished its Nuclear Medicine Department in 2016, installing two dual-headed 16 multi- slice SPECT/CT cameras, a new radio-pharmacy, new patient changing facilities and wait area.   

In 2018 The CT department underwent a major refurbishment, installing two 128 multi- slice CT scanners, new patient changing facilities and patient waiting area.  

Beaumont Hospital Radiology Department joined the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) in Aug 2011. This project has invested over €40m in providing state of the art electronic radiology system. NIMIS will make Ireland’s radiological services ‘filmless’ and enable secure and rapid movement of patient image data throughout the health service. Currently there are over 50 hospitals using the system, meaning that images and reports can be shared securely with relevant medical professionals across hospitals nationally.

NIMIS: The National Integrated Medical Imaging System and what it means for you

Hours

Access to CT and MRI is available between the hours of 8.00am - 8.00pm, on an appointment only basis. All other imaging modalities are available between 9.00am-5.00pm. Currently we do have a walk in service for chest x-rays and for patients with a suspected fracture from 9am-12pm and from 2.00pm-3.30pm. A letter from the referring clinician is required for all imaging (including the walk in service); this should be emailed to radreferrals@beaumont.ie, posted or dropped into the department (faxes are no longer accepted as a form of referral).  Emergencies are covered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Referral addresses for the other modalities are outlined below.

 

Email Addresses for Appointments


General X-ray - (01) 809 3001. Email radreferrals@beaumont.ie

Nuclear Medicine - (01) 797 4440 (Emma). Email nmreferrals@beaumont.ie

Ultrasound - (01) 809 2792 (Emma). Email usreferrals@beaumont.ie

CT - (01) 809 2786 (Jackie/Ann).  Email ctreferrals@beaumont.ie

MRI - (01) 809 3100 / 3102 (Marc/Ross).  Email mrireferrals@beaumont.ie

Mammography - (01) 809 2279 (Marina/Karen). Email mammoreferrals@beaumont.ie

Interventional Radiology - (01) 7974712 (Louise).  Email: irreferrals@beaumont.ie

Contacts

Clinical Director of Radiology: Dr Seamus Looby 

Radiography Service Manager II: Mr Sean McArt

Radiology Business Manager:  Ms. Audrey Fitzgerald

General Inquiries: Main Radiology Reception - (01) 809 3001

 

Catchment Areas

Beaumont Radiology Department accepts GP referrals for patients that live in the following areas:

Dublin 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17

Dublin North County/Fingal (except the parts of Fingal in Dublin 15 which are serviced by Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown)

It is the patient’s own home address that is used to determine catchment area NOT the GP’s surgery address.  For example if the GP is located in Sutton, Dublin 13 but the patient’s address is Donnybrook, Dublin 4 the GP referral will not be accepted in Beaumont.

Patient Information

Your CT Scan explained

Your MRI Scan explained

Your Ultrasound explained

Your Nuclear Medicine examination explained

i-Refer Guidelines for Referrers - Making the best use of clinical radiology

iRefer: Making the best use of clinical radiology, 8th edition is a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines from UK and international sources and provides recommendations for everyday use of clinical imaging services.

Referral guidelines can help referrers to request the best, safest and most valuable imaging investigations, facilitating rapid authorisation and justification.

iRefer provides a single entry point to common clinical problems seen in primary and emergency care and offers practical advice on the right test at the right time that should be provided to the general population.