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X-Ray and Flouroscopy (Trafford General)


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 surgery)
  • 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
  • Hysterosalpingograms
  • Video swallows with the SALT
  • Arthrograms are performed by the musculoskeletal (MSK) consultant

Admission Information

Admission is by referring clinicians or authorized nurse practitioners only.

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)

Opening Hours

Core hours 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week

Outside these hours an emergency service operates.

Contact Details

Main x-ray department: 0161 746 2617 / 2614

Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SL


Lynne Telfer - Lead /Manager 0161 746 2867 lynne.telfer@cmft.nhs.uk

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.

Additional Information

The department has a commitment to provide teaching to radiography students.