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The Interventional Radiology Department (Fluoroscopy) is situated in the Ground Floor X-ray Department at University Hospital in Coventry.

Fluoroscopy is an x-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion,  using x-ray to produce real-time video images. After the x-rays pass through the patient, instead of using film, they are captured by a device called an image intensifier and converted into light. The light is then captured by a TV camera and displayed on a video monitor

As a nurse our role in the department is varied and includes:

• Pre-procedural care: assessment of past medical history, blood test results, vital signs, hydration, pain, identification, consent

• Peri-procedural care: scrub nursing, conscious sedation, pain, recognition and actions to acute deterioration

• Post-procedural care: airway/conscious level, puncture site, pain, blood glucose.

You will be supported in your development by completing competencies in Scrub procedures and administration of conscious sedation medication.

You will be part of a dynamic team within a unique and varied speciality performing innovative and essential procedures for the treatment of disease using minimally invasive techniques rather than extensive surgery.

You will care for a diversity of patients from children to adults, including emergency procedures and assess unexpected events across all modalities in the x-ray department.

Working in the Radiology Department you will work in a team that provides:

• Interventional Radiology

• Fluoroscopy

• Interventional Ultrasound & CT

• Sedated MRI

• Paediatric contrast testing

• On Call Service & Commitment

Our procedure list (ever expanding)

Angiography/angioplasty, Fistuloplasty, Endovascular aneurysm repair, Vertebroplasty, Biliary drains and stents, nephrostomy/ureteric stent, Trans- arterial chemo embolization, Radiology inserted gastrostomy, uterine fibroid embolization, Embolization of emergency bleeds Drains and biopsies Paediatric contrast studies, Lumbar puncture and Mylogram.

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding time in our department as our interventional rooms are undergoing redevelopment to provide sate of the art equipment for an ever increasing service demand.

For more information about working in this speciality or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Fran Dawson (Modern Matron) - [email protected]




Nurses at University Hospital, Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, have contributed to a prestigious new manual for trainee and practising nurses.