What we do
The Paediatric Radiology Department is situated on the third
floor of the hospital and offers a comprehensive service to
inpatients, outpatients, emergency department patients and children
referred by their GP.
Specialist in paediatric imaging.
Further information for patients
No appointments are required for general non-invasive studies,
eg extremities, chest x-rays, etc.
Following an electronic (ICE) request, patients
need to report to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children x-ray
reception. If ICE is not available then patients should bring
a completed request form with them. No appointments are
required for general non-invasive studies, eg lumbar spine, chest
Monday - Friday between 9am - 12 midday and 2pm - 4pm.
Appointments are required for all other procedures and imaging
modalities as the request form must be agreed by a consultant
paediatric radiologist. This is to enable appropriate preparation
and/or patient scheduling to be arranged, according to priority and
For all radiological examinations requiring an appointment,
whether general practitioner or consultant referral, the
appointment is allocated following agreement and assignment of
priority by a consultant paediatric radiologist. Therefore, it is
not possible for appointments to be given to you immediately the
referral is made. Subsequent appointments will be notified by
Your examination results
When you child has an imaging test it is important that the
doctor who requested their tests acts on the results.
The examination will be conducted by a radiographer or a
radiologist and a formal report issued to the referring GP or
clinician by a radiologist.
Reports should be with the GP within ten working days. If you have
not been told your child's results by your GP, contact the surgery
and do not assume there is nothing you need to know or 'no news'
means all is well.
For hospital referrals the results will be ready for the next
hospital clinic visit.
Conditions we treated
The BRHC Paediatric Radiology Department provides a diagnostic
imaging service for children up to and including 16 years.
- Barium meal - x-ray of upper bowel
- Barium enema - x-ray of lower bowel
- Cystogram - x-ray of bladder
- CT (Computerised Tomography) - special type of x-ray in which
the x-ray is connected to a computer which produces a
cross-sectional image (performed at BRI)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) - a strong magnetic field
is used instead of x-rays to image the inside of the body
(performed at BRI)
- Plain x-rays - the most common examination performed.
- Radioisotope examinations - a small amount of radioisotope
is used to image specific areas of the body (performed at
- Ultrasound - uses sound wave to produce image.
Main Reception: 0117 342 8186
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