Theatre Radiography

Information about our theatre radiography services.

In theatre radiography, fluoroscopy is now being used by medical personnel spanning a wide range of clinical specialities. 

  • Orthopaedic surgeons use fluoroscopy to perform procedures such as joint replacement, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, implant localisation and other procedures that correct structural deformities of the skeleton.
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), stone extraction, nephrostomy and other relevant procedures are performed under fluoroscopic guidance by urologists in operating theatres.
  • Vascular surgeons and anaesthesiologists also use fluoroscopy in operating theatres.

Radiation safety

Our radiation protection programme ensures compliance with SA Radiation Board regulations. Its goal is to ensure that radiation doses to workers and members of the public are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).  

Following their successful installation and acceptance, equipment must be monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure continued, reliable performance.

This ongoing, periodic evaluation procedure is quality controlled (QC). The purpose of QC testing is to detect changes that may result in a clinically significant degradation in image quality or a significant increase in radiation exposure.

If you have questions on radiation dose and QC programmes, please contact our SCP Principal Radiographer. 

Related news

Enquire here about the cost of a procedure and, if funded by a medical aid, the extent of cover provided.

SCP’s services are offered at medical aid rates.