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The Radiology Directorate has a huge amount to offer Radiographers looking to begin their career or move in to more specialised areas.

Radiology within the Health Board performs over 300,000 Radiology examinations per year split across 5 sites.

Radiology benefits from investment through the Health Board and from Welsh Government and in the last 5 years has replaced 12 ultrasound machines, gamma camera, 4 mobile image intensifiers, a fluoroscopic interventional suite, a fluoroscopic cardiac suite and is currently replacing 2 CT scanners and also adding an additional CT scanner and an additional MRI scanner to the range of available imaging modalities in the Health Board.

We offer a wide range of support for in house training as well as support for study days and longer term training and courses for individuals.

We have several staff with postgraduate qualifications in CT, MRI, ultrasound and management.

The department is friendly and supportive of the staff who work here.

Cwm Taf University Health Board is proud to host a multi- million pound diagnostic ‘Hub’ which is being developed at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant which will serve the local population as well as the wider South Wales Region.

This innovative Hub is part of the Health Board’s plans to invest more than £17m in its capital programme over the next three years as part of its drive towards a clinically-led transformation of services that is focused on providing first class care and reducing health inequalities.

The Hub, which will consist of an additional MRI scanner and an additional CT scanner will ensure that diagnostic waiting times targets are consistently met within the Health Board and will improve capacity in South Wales. It will also improve resilience in relation to the availability of scanners across the region. The hub is expected to initially deliver on average, an additional 7,232 MRI scans and 6,599 CT scans per year. This will help reduce diagnostic waiting times while providing high quality imaging capacity.

As well as providing improved facilities and scanning, the Hub will also offer cutting edge training and professional development. Radiographers and Radiologists will have access to state of the art equipment allowing new scanning applications to be used in advanced diagnosis. Facilities for patients will be greatly improved with larger facilities, improved privacy and dignity and dedicated waiting areas.