Pathways and referrals

X-ray and nuclear medicine referrals

The process of medical exposure, which includes the requesting of X-rays, is subject to statutory control. As such, NUH – as a provider offering a radiology service – has a statutory duty to provide guidance on the making of referrals to all those who refer into the service including GPs.

This information and guidance document includes:
  • Information on the regulatory framework which controls the process of medical exposure
  • Guidance on GPs’ responsibilities as referrers
  • Information on where detailed referral guidelines for specific examinations may be found
  • Details of other issues which NUH specifically wishes to draw to the attention of GPs