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Medical Imaging

What is medical imaging?

  • Diagnostic imaging procedures help to diagnose, treat and monitor an extensive range of illnesses and conditions.
  • Diagnostic imaging services include ultrasound, computed tomography, radiography (x-ray), fluoroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • These services are provided with specialised equipment and the professional input of a radiologist (or other medical specialist) to interpret the generated images.

Medical imaging at Maitland Hospital


Maitland Hospital
Ground Floor
51 Metford Rd, Metford.

Contact details  

Ph: 02 4087 1400
Fax: 02 4923 6488
Email: hnelhd-maitlandradiology@health.nsw.gov.au

Opening Hours

Outpatients: 8am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Hospital inpatients and emergency: 24 hours/7days per week.

How to access the clinic/referral information:

Imaging tests require a referral or request form from either your doctor or other authorised practitioner (eg: physiotherapist, dentist).

Appointment required:

X-Ray:  No
CT: Yes
Ultrasound: Yes
MRI: Yes

What to bring to your appointment:

On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to bring your referral, Medicare card, and depending on the type of examination, your medical and medication history.  You will be informed of specific requirements by our staff members.

Duration of appointment/visit:  An x-ray may take between 10-20 minutes to complete, whereas CT, MRI and ultrasound examinations can take longer (up to 30-60 minutes).

Results/outcomes of appointment:  Your results will be sent directly to your referring doctor who will be able to access your images online.

Health professionals that work in the clinic and their role:

Radiographers are health professionals who facilitate patient diagnosis and management through the creation of medical images using x-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.

A Radiologist is a medical professional who specialises in using medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat injury and disease.

A Radiology Nurse is a registered or enrolled nurse who cares for patients in the Medical Imaging Department.

Administration Officers provide support to the Medical Imaging team, make appointments and receipt patients on their arrival.