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Southern DHB Radiology - Otago

Public Service, Radiology


The Radiology Department at Dunedin Hospital encompasses a wide variety of disciplines:

  • General Radiology (Inpatients, Outpatients, Theatre, Mobiles units, A&E)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • CT (Computed Tomography - CAT scan)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Ultrasound
  • DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • A general x-ray service to 'Urgent Doctors'

The Radiology team comprises:

  • Radiologists
  • Resident Doctors (Registrars)
  • MRTs (Medical Radiation Technologists)
  • Sonographers ( MRTs specialised in Ultra Sonography)
  • Registered Nurses

As we are a teaching hospital we often have students in training. There is a possibility you may be x-rayed by a supervised student but you will be informed of this and have the right to refuse.

Procedures / Treatments

  • X-ray

    An X-ray is a high frequency, high energy wave form.  It cannot be seen with the naked eye, but can be picked up on photographic film.… More

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

    With CT you can differentiate many more things than with a normal X-ray.… More

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    An MRI machine does not work like an X-ray or CT; it is used for exact images of internal organs and body structures.  This method delivers clear images without the exposure of radiation.… More

  • Ultrasound

    In ultrasound, a beam of sound at a very high frequency (that cannot be heard) is sent into the body from a small vibrating crystal in a hand-held scanner head.  When the beam meets a surface between tissues of different density, echoes of the sound beam are sent back into… More

  • Nuclear Medicine (Scintigraphy)

    This is a specialised scanning method using very small amount of low-level radioactive isotopes injected into the bloodstream.… More

  • Barium Enema

    A barium enema is an X-ray procedure to examine the lower part of the gastro-intestinal tract (large bowel).… More

  • Mammography

    A mammogram is a special type of x-ray used only for the breast.… More

  • DEXA Bone Densitometry

    DEXA (which stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) scanning uses special x-rays to measure the density of your bones.… More

Contact Details

Dunedin Hospital

Dunedin - South Otago

1st Floor, Main Hospital

201 Great King St

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Street Address

201 Great King St

Postal Address

Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 3:19PM on August 19, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Radiology - Otago.