Adult Radiology (X-Ray)

Contact Names/Numbers

Contact Names/NumbersMain Reception: 01 414 3700
Primary Care: 01 414 2402
MRI: 01 414 3754
CT: 01 414 3719
Ultrasound: 01 414 3777
Nuclear Medicine: 01 414 3748
Paediatric Radiology: 01 414 3737
Interventional Radiology: 01 414 3740

Primary Care

X-Ray in Primary Care in Tallaght was introduced in March 2020. This means that once a patient is referred for an X-Ray the patient can make an appointment in the new Primary Care Centre in Tallaght. 

Out-Patients can only access this diagnostic service through a referral from their General Practitioner (GP) for General X-Ray or Ultrasound. All other services require Consultant referral.

Your GP must send in the referral via Healthlink (this is a secure online referral service) which includes your contact details. Once the Hospital receives the electronic referral, you will be sent a text message to your mobile confirming receipt of the request. Your test request is then triaged and you will be sent a link. By accessing this link you can book an appointment time / date that suits you. 

Please note if it is a referral for a Chest X-Ray from your GP you will need to attend the Adult X-Ray Department in TUH between 1:30pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please check in at reception in the X-Ray Dept when you arrive. The check-in kiosks in reception are for outpatient clinics not X-Ray Services. 

Primary Care Radiology Unit
Russell X Ray MapPrimary Care Radiology Unit
Russell Centre
Tallaght
Dublin D24 DH74

Parking is available in the underground Aldi Car Park. This is accessed from Belgard Road West. Once underground follow the pink signs for Primary Care Centre. There is a fee for the Car Park. 

Public Transport If you are using the Luas (Red line) get off at the Tallaght stop. The Primary Care Centre is a short walk. When you get off the Luas at the Tallaght stop follow the tracks back towards the crossroads. Cross the road and continue until you reach a Pharmacy (Chemist). Turn right and the Primary Care Centre is on your left. 

Bus Routes: 49, 54a, 65b, 75a, 76a, 77a & 210 are some of the bus routes that service Tallaght University Hospital or The Square Shopping Centre. They will leave you within walking distance of the Primary Care Centre.

Description of Department/Service

The Radiology Department in Tallaght University Hospital provides a comprehensive adult inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging service to local and regional patients. This includes imaging modalities such as General Radiology, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine - diagnostic, and fluoroscopy. The Department also provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic Interventional Radiology Service. In addition to this the department supports services to the Emergency Department, Theatre & Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory, Speech Therapy and Endoscopy.

The service is provided by a multidisciplinary team of Radiologists, Radiographers, Nursing staff, Physicists, Clerical Staff and Porters. This team works collectively to provide quality patient healthcare with an excess of 160,000 examinations carried out each year.

As part of the educational opportunities that make Tallaght a teaching Hospital, the department has close links with Trinity College, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons to facilitate clinical placements in Radiology & Radiography. The department also has a strong research tradition, and is currently involved in many clinical trials and research projects.

The department uses an information technology system called NIMIS. This system links the department to Hospitals across the country, allowing clinicians to share patient’s images to enhance patient care.

Patient Information

Out-Patients can access the diagnostic services through either a referral from their General Practitioner (GP) for General X-Ray or Ultrasound. All other services require Consultant referral.

If you have a referral for a Chest X-Ray from your GP please attend the Adult X-Ray Department in TUH between 1:30pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please check in at reception in the X-Ray Dept when you arrive. The check-in kiosks in reception are for outpatient clinics not X-Ray Services. 

Traumas & Fractures
The Hospital provides a walk in service for query traumas/fractures between 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday, if the injury occurred within the past seven days. Please note you must bring a GP referral letter with you.