Radiology nursing care is provided for the following areas in the hospital setting:
- Interventional Radiology - Body, Neuro and Musculoskeletal
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- CT (Computed Tomography)
- US (Ultrasound)
A nurse is also available for CT/MRI at the Research Park setting.
Hours of Operation
Nurses are present in the department from:
- M-F: 7am-11:30pm
- Weekends: 7am-7pm
- Research Park RN:
On call coverage for interventional procedures is provided:
- M-F: 11pm-7am
- Weekends: 7pm-7am
Are radiology nurses available during the weekend?
Nurses are available on-site Mon-Fri 7am to 11pm. On weekends, nurses are on-site from 7am to 7pm. After hours, nurses are on call to provide care for urgent situations.
Will a nurse in radiology be present during invasive procedures?
Yes. Radiology nurses have specialized training in radiological procedures and are present during invasive procedures or any case requiring moderate sedation (such as an MRI scan). However, if a patient is unstable, the ICU/ER nurse may be asked to stay and assist during the case.
Where do patients go to recover after undergoing an invasive procedure?
For those patients requiring post procedure recovery, the Prep/Recovery suite is where they will go until ready to be discharged home or to an inpatient room. The Prep/Recovery suite is comprised of 10 beds and is staffed by an all RN team. The standard operating hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday-Friday.