General Radiography


X-rays are a type of radiation that can pass through the body.  They cannot be seen by the naked eye and you cannot feel them. As they pass through the body, their energy is absorbed at different rates by different tissues (bone, fat, air).  A detector on the other side of the body picks up the x-rays after they have passed through the body and turns the data into an image.

At GibMed International Hospital we have the latest equipment which means our patients will receive low dose levels.

The GE Discovery XR656+ X-ray equipment provides:

  • A digital detector with advanced technology for maximum image quality performance and dose efficiency.
  • Advanced image optimization techniques that guarantee the maximum performance of the system.
  • Helix advanced image processing that delivers extraordinary anatomical detail and consistent performance in X-ray, despite variations in patient size, exposure technique, collimation and metal implants.
  • Bariatric table with a spacious tabletop.
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Your Questions


All scans at GibMed International Hospital will be reported by a GMC registered radiologist or a HCPC registered reporting radiographer (Ultrasound), in English and with a turnaround time of approximately 2-3 working days.


We may need to administer “contrast dye” during the procedure. Contrast materials help distinguish or “contrast” selected areas of the body from surrounding tissue. This helps physicians diagnose medical conditions by improving the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, or tissues.

Types of contrast agents we use:
  • Omnipaque
  • Gadolinium

The team will check if you have any allergies, problems with your kidneys, are diabetic or asthmatic before administering contrast agents.

What if I may be pregnant?

It is important to know if there is any possibility of you being pregnant. Our radiographers can discuss the risks and safety measures before any X-rays are performed.

What about children?

Our healthcare team will take all factors into account when deciding if a child needs an X-ray examination, and the amount of radiation used is kept as low as possible.


All the radiographers working within GibMed International Hospital:

  • Hold a BSC Diagnostic Radiography degree or equivalent.
  • Are HCPC registered.
  • Are regulated every 2 years to ensure they are up to date and aware of any advancements within radiology.
What if I don’t have the examination?

Our healthcare team will discuss any concerns with patients.

For further information on the risks involved with radiation please visit our website.

Meet the team

Our radiographers

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Toni Valarino Sanderson

Radiology Superintendent
PgDip Medical Ultrasound

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Toni Valarino Sanderson

Senior Diagnostic Radiographer

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