|Location||Diagnostic Imaging Department,
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
Level 5 PSB, Roberts Road, Subiaco
|Phone||(08) 9340 8236|
|Fax||(08) 9340 8598|
|Hours||Monday to Friday
8.00am to 5.00pm
(A 24 hour on call service is available for urgent scans after discussion with the radiologist on call.)
For service outside business hours, the requesting doctor is required to ring the on-call radiologist, who can be located via switchboard. If the procedure is deemed necessary, the radiologist will contact the radiographer on duty or on call. Once the staff arrive in the hospital, they will ring the requesting department to bring the patient to the diagnostic imaging department.
There is open access to the fluoroscopy service provided the patient has a current referral from a medical practitioner either from within or outside the hospital.
In general, there is no waiting time for fluoroscopy procedures unless a general anaesthetic is required.
Bookings cannot be made without a completed request form.
For Ward Patients
Patient preparation will depend on the procedure to take place. These procedures include:
A consent form is required when intravenous contrast (IVP) is required. As with any drug, patients can experience an allergic reaction. The form lists the associated risks with use of the IVP and asks a number of questions regarding the patient’s medical history, in order to avoid a reaction.
Patients with poor kidney function, or on certain medication (eg Metformin) will not generally be given IVP, so it is very important that this information is conveyed to the radiologist.
It is necessary to have a parent or legal guardian present when the child comes for the fluoroscopy examination, so that this written consent can be obtained. If it is not possible for the parent to be present, consent should be obtained by the requesting doctor prior to the patient presenting in the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
If you require a copy of the consent form, please contact the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Images are available immediately to clinicians via the PACS system. Reports are usually made at the end of the fluoroscopy session and are available for review through the Lanier system.