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X-Ray and Flouroscopy (RMCH)


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 department.

Fluoroscopy examinations

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 out-patients.

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Admissions Information

By referral

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 room.

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 children.


Within Children's Radiology, Ground Floor, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Opening Hours

Core hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Outside these hours an emergency service and urgent inpatient service operates (see contact details below)

Contact Details

During core hours:

General Reception: 0161 701 4000

Robert Turner, Bookings Co-ordinator: 0161 701 4001

Additional Support

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.

Additional Information

Infection Control

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.