Direct Referral X-Ray Service
Walk in X-Ray Service for VHI members Only
Located in the state of the art SwiftCare Clinics in Balally, Swords and Cork, Global Diagnostics provide a GP referral walk in X-Ray service. Simply get a clinical referral from your physician and present to the Swiftcare Clinic nearest you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years we've had many enquiries about how a typical X-Ray appointment might proceed. These are some of the more common questions:
An X-Ray is a picture of the internal structures of the body produced by exposure to a controlled source of X-Rays and generally recorded on a sensitive phosphor plate.
There are small risks involved with X-Rays, but X-Rays are only used if the benefit to the patient outweighs the small risk involved.
If you think you might be pregnant, please inform us before your appointment.
No. However, please notify the radiology department if you have had a similar X-Ray recently or if you are a woman who is or might be pregnant.
You will be taken into the X-Ray room where the radiographer will position you for the X-Ray. Although the radiographer will go behind a screen, you will be seen and heard at all times. You will be asked to stay still and sometimes to take a deep breath in and hold it for a few seconds.
The process of taking the X-Ray will last only a few seconds, but the radiographer may need to take further X-Rays in different positions. Usually the full examination takes no longer than 5-10 minutes.
No the X-Ray is not painful.
Yes but for safety reasons, they will only be allowed into the examination room in special circumstances.
Airside Retail Park,
Swords, Dublin, T12 W7CV
VHI Swiftcare Clinic
City Gate, Cork, T12 W7CV
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If you have any further queries, please call us to talk to our radiographer or our administration team, on 1800 456225.