X-Ray

Walk in X-Ray service available in four locations:

Swords
Co. Dublin
(Vhi members)

Balally
Dublin 14
(Vhi members)

Mahon Point
Cork
(Vhi members)

Arklow
Co. Wicklow
(HSE)

Our convenient diagnostic X-ray service offers appointments in our four regional clinics at a time that suits you.

Contact us today to discuss your location and appointment time preference.

What is an X-ray?

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.

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We can organise a scan for you as long as your Doctor thinks it’s necessary. Please ask your doctor for a referral letter before booking your scan. Unfortunately we cannot process your booking request without a referral from your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

Yes but they will only be allowed into the examination room in special circumstances.

No, the X-ray is not painful.

The process to 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.

The consultant radiologist will read your X-ray images. Your doctor will receive the results within 24 hours of your exam being completed.

Locations

Vhi Swiftcare
Rockfield Medical Campus
Dublin
D16 A6K5

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VHi Swiftcare
Columba House
Airside Retail Park,
Swords T12 W7CV

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Vhi Swiftcare Clinic
City Gate
Cork
T12 W7CV

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Arklow Health Centre
Castle Park
Arklow
Co. Wicklow

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