There are three general x-ray rooms and two fluoroscopy rooms
within the Children's Radiology Department.
Procedures Done in the Department
Plain film imaging
The department provides an extensive range of plain film imaging
covering trauma, orthopaedics & spinal imaging, oncology,
cardiac, genetic, renal and general medicine. We also provide
mobile radiography for those patients unable to attend the
The department is able to offer a wide range of fluoroscopic
imaging including contrast studies, tube placements, angiographic
and interventional procedures for both in-patients and
Relatives and Escorts
On occasions the radiographers carrying out the examination may
need the accompanying parent/carer to assist with the examination
and help keep the patient still; however, you will not be able to
assist if you are pregnant.
Plain film imaging - normally, only one person
aged over 18 would be allowed into the examination room with the
patient and this is usually the parent/ carer. Older children are
often encouraged to undertake the examination unaccompanied.
Fluoroscopy - ideally we would encourage that
only one parent/ carer accompanies the patient into the examination
Siblings or other accompanying children are not permitted into
the x-ray room. Parents/carers of patients attending as
outpatients, particularly for longer examinations, need to ensure
that they have someone with them to mind any accompanying
Within Children's Radiology, Ground Floor, Royal Manchester
Core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Outside these hours an emergency service and urgent inpatient
service operates (see contact details below)
During core hours:
General Reception: 0161 701 4000
Robert Turner, Bookings Co-ordinator: 0161 701 4001
For longer examinations which require patients to stay still for
longer periods of time, referring clinicians may need to consider
whether sedation/ GA might be required.
For patients who may benefit from play specialist support, this
needs to be specified on the request card. It may be necessary to
pre book an appointment to ensure a play specialist can be
available at the time of the examination.
The department is run by a team of Paediatric Radiographers.
The department adheres to the Trust's Infection Control
standards and balances these along with their own Radiation
Protection rules; please ensure that radiography staff are made
fully aware of a patient's infection control status prior to them
attending the department.
The department does not allow the photography of any images to
be taken. As with patient notes, should anyone wish to obtain a
copy of any images then this should be formally requested via the
Trust legal department.