The radiology department is responsible for the majority of plain films taken throughout the hospital. It is located in the outpatient area of Shreya Hospital. Plain films include chest X-rays, X-rays for trauma (suspected broken bones), for accident and emergency work and for patients referred direct to the department by their general practitioners (GPs). This department also images patients referred by outpatient clinics.
In the radiology department, patients from clinics are seen on a ‘demand basis’, so there might be a waiting time depending on how busy the department is at the time. Patients referred in by GPs are imaged at appointment times. Different rooms are specialised for different examinations.