The main x-ray department for plain film imaging and fluoroscopy
is situated on the ground floor next to Urgent Care centre. Approx
32,500 patients attend for plain film examinations per year, which
includes mobile theatre work. Approx. 2700 patients attend for
fluoroscopy examinations each year, of which 600+ are performed in
the GI room and 2,100 are performed in theatres.
There are three mobile x-ray units which are situated in Urgent
care centre and inpatient areas. There are also three mobile image
intensifiers based in theatres. 24 hour theatre cover is provided
for cases requiring x-ray support.
We also have a fluoroscopy room (room 1) which is supervised by
an advanced practitioner GI radiographer. The GI radiographer has a
mixture of radiographer lead sessions and lists with speech
therapists (SALT team).
Procedures Done in the Department
- Plain x-rays
- Theatre cases (orthopaedics, pain clinics and general
- Mobile x rays where radiographers go to the ward for inpatients
who are too unwell to attend for departmental imaging
Fluoroscopy room for :-
- GI procedures (barium /water soluble enemas, swallows, meals
and follow throughs, small bowel enemas) and fistulograms
- Video swallows with the SALT
- Arthrograms are performed by the musculoskeletal (MSK)
Admission is by referring clinicians or authorized nurse
A clinical referral is made to the radiology department and
justified prior to the patient being booked or the examination
being performed. Once an inpatient referral has been justified the
appointment will be scheduled for 24-48 hours from referral.
Theatre and mobile x-ray referrals are requested in the same way
as plain film via ICE (e-orders system).
Relatives and Escorts
No relatives are routinely allowed into the imaging room, this
decision is always at the descretion of the radiographer performing
the examination. Nurse escorts should accompany patients coming
from the wards at all times.
Trafford Hospital, Radiology Department, Ground Floor (adjacent
to the Urgent Care Centre)
Core hours 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week
Outside these hours an emergency service operates.
Main x-ray department: 0161 746 2617 / 2614
Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester,
Lynne Telfer - Lead /Manager 0161 746 2867 firstname.lastname@example.org
Team of band 5, 6 and 7 radiographers.
The department also has several radiographic assistants (RDAs)
who support the clinical staff and a dedicated administration team
provides essential non-clinical support.
The department has a commitment to provide teaching to