Our Group of specialist radiologists are supported by a highly trained team of radiographers, sonographers and clerical staff. Our aim is to ensure all patients are treated with courtesy and respect by all members of the Bridge Road Imaging Team.
Radiologists are trained to assist other doctors and specialists to treat their patients by making a diagnosis and providing treatment using medical imaging. Radiologists have the medical knowledge to understand and explain your medical problem or symptom through the images or pictures that are taken of various parts of the inside of your body.
A Radiographer works closely with our Radiologists to produce images from a range of technologies. This includes X Rays, EOS, CT, Mammography and MRI Screening. This can help to provide an accurate diagnosis for patients. A Radiographer holds a Bachelor degree or higher qualification and is licensed under the Radiation Control Act to use a radiation apparatus and radioactive substances. It is the radiographer who takes the actual scan which will be reported /viewed by the radiologist.
A sonographer is a skilled health professional who uses ultrasound to produce images of your body in order to diagnose health problems. Scans are performed on many different parts of the body for a variety of clinical reasons. Sonographers have undertaken post graduate studies in ultrasound. At Bridge Road Imaging we have state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to offer you the highest quality imaging and maximum diagnostic information.
The Nuclear Medicine Technicians
Our nuclear medicine technologists administer a radiopharmaceutical tracer to the patient and then monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which the drugs localises. The aim of nuclear medicine scans is to determine presence of disease through observing the metabolic changes shown by the concentration of the radioactivity within in the body. Nuclear medicine technologists operate cameras that detect and map the radioactive drug in a patient’s body to create diagnostic images. The technologist administers radiopharmaceutical tracer to the patient and then positions patients and start a gamma camera, or “scanner,” which creates images of the distribution of a radiopharmaceutical as it localises in and emits signals from the patient’s body. These images are produced on the computer screen where a nuclear physician can interpret them.
The Clerical Staff
The reception and booking staff will give you the allocated time for your procedure and answer many of the questions people ring to have clarified. You will be provided with the information on what to bring and if any test preparation is required.