Radiology Unit

The primary aim of our radiology department is to provide an imaging service combined of a high standard of technical excellence and an equally high quality of patient care.


The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radiation.

A method of visualizing the internal parts of the body, or a foetus within the uterus, using sound waves.

Diagnostic imaging is the common term used to describe a full range of routine and specialised radiological procedures.

As radiology is a vital link in the hospital chain, the goal of medical imaging is to provide the physician with as much medical data as possible to help diagnose a patient.

An on-call radiology service is provided by the Saint James Hospital Group, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mobile radiography to the various wards is also available, as well as fluoroscopy needed to support surgical procedures in theatre.

Radiology services are provided by a team of specialist radiographers and Consultant Radiologists. Our diagnostic imaging departments offer the following services:

  • Digital radiology
  • General Radiology & Fluoroscopy
  • Musculoskeletal MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Gastro – Intestinal, Barium Meal, Barium Enema
  • Genitourinary, IVP, urodynamic testing & cystography OPGs
  •  CATH Lab for Cardiac Patients
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Mobile & Theatre Radiography
  • Dental Radiology (OPG)
  • CR Mammography*
  • DR Mammography**
  • Ultrasounds:

         - General Ultrasound
         - Echocardiography
         - Gynae Ultrasound
         - Vascular Ultrasound
         - Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
         - Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound
         - Ultrasound Guided Interventions/Biopsy’s
         - Breast Imaging
         - Bone Densitometry
         - 4d Ultrasound

*Takes place in Saint James Sliema Hospital
**Takes place in Saint James Zabbar Hospital

 General Radiography & CR Mammography also takes place at our Saint James Highway Clinic in Burmarrad

The Saint James Hospital Group provides staff with a safe working environment and continuous education and is committed to maintain the highest calibre of clinical and administrative staff.