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Proud to sponsor the Civil Service NI dinner last month

May 2019

Victory for Ireland!!!

March 2018

Great Victory for Ireland against Scotland on the 10th March to win the 6 Nations cup!
We were very fortunate to attend.

Ireland v Scotland rugby match victory

New Gold Hockey Sponsor Announced

January 2018

Kicking off 2018 with a lovely announcement that we are the proud sponsors of Campbell College's Hockey team for the next few years!
Delighted to be on board!
Supporting Performance on the Pitch.

Campbell College Hockey Club is delighted to announce a new Gold Sponsorship agreement with Nelson Radiology that will support the development of the Club over the next 2 years. Dr Myles Nelson is an Old Campbellian who has always been a strong supporter of both the College and the Old Campbellian Society and he is pleased to be supporting the College's ever growing Hockey section." I have such positive memories of my time at the College and it is a pleasure to be able to give something back to the pupils. The Hockey Club is growing and the recent success of the 1st XI in the Burney Cup along with the superb performance of the younger teams' points to a great future for Hockey at Campbell."

Master-in-charge of Hockey, Damian Styles commented, "We are keen to build on the growing strength in the Hockey Club having recently recruited Olympian and Old Campbellian Peter Carruth as coach. Six of our Year 8 boys are currently training as part of the Ulster Development Squad and so we feel the future looks bright for Hockey. On behalf of all the boys and the staff I want to say a huge thank you to Nelson Radiology for this incredible support."

What is an Ultrasound and how does it work?

October 2017

An ultrasound scan is a painless test that uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside your body. It is a very commonly used test. As it uses sound waves and not radiation, it is thought to be very safe. Doppler and duplex scans are used to visualise blood or fluids flowing through the body.  Read More - Full Article (PDF)

What's the Difference between CT Scans and MRI SCANS?

September 2017

At Nelson Radiology we are often asked what the differences are between CT'S & MRI's and what they involve, so this should help answer some of your concerns.

How do you distinguish between a CT scan and an MRI scan?
CT scans and MRI scans scan similar areas of the body to diagnose injuries and internal pain, but the technology is different. While both CT and MRI scans capture detailed images of the inside of the body, the technology used — and the details captured, are different.  Read More - Full Article (PDF)

Nuclear Medicine

August 2017

What is it? And how does it work?

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages.

Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient's immediate response to therapeutic interventions.  Read More - Full Article (PDF)

Nuclear Medicine - What is it and how does it work

New Zealand Test

June 2017

Very fortunate to be able to go to New Zealand and follow the British & Irish Lions tour. Some of the highlights so far!

We love our rugby at Nelson Radiology!


Auckland Lions 1st Test Auckland First Test

Ulster Rugby Awards

May 2017

Delighted to be part of the Ulster Rugby Awards this month and meet a few of our heros such as Willy John McBride an Irish Legend!

Ulster Rugby Awards Ulster Rugby Awards Ulster Rugby Awards

Photo 1: L-R Mark Regan CEO of Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Willy John McBride, Myles Nelson

Photo 2: L-R Runar Pienaar being awarded Player of the Year by Willy John McBride

Photo 3: Ulster V Leinster match

The Lions Dinner in Dublin

March 2017

Nelson Radiology had a great night last week meeting a few of the legends from the Rugby world at The Lions dinner in Dublin on 3rd March.

Brian O Driscoll and Willie John McBride with Warren Gatland, raising money for Temple Street Children Hospital Charity!

Lions Dinner Dublin Lions Dinner in Dublin

Photo 1: (Andy Nicol) Interviewer, Warren Gatland - Head Coach of British and Irish Lions, Brian O'Driscoll - Former Irish legend

Photo 2: Myles Nelson, Michael Nelson

Beating Bowel Cancer

Virtual Colonoscopy

An interview with Dr Myles Nelson

Dr Myles Nelson, Consultant Radiologist from Nelson Radiology, who specialises in diagnosing Bowel Cancer, answering questions from Julie Wood , Girl Friday NI, about this procedure helping to dispel worries about this illness and helping people be better informed.

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK today, affecting around one in 19 women and one in 14 men. According to Cancer Research UK, there are now more than 41,900 new cases of bowel cancer being diagnosed every year.

(GF) Q: No one likes to think of illness especially when it involves a bit of embarrassment but everyone needs to know, what are the symptoms of Bowel Cancer?

(MN) The symptoms of bowel (colorectal) cancer can include:

Because bowel tumours can bleed, cancer of the bowel often causes a shortage of red blood cells. This is called anaemia and may cause tiredness and sometimes breathlessness.

GF) Q: So what is a CTC?
(MN) A CTC is a specialised Computed Tomography (CT) examination to look at the large bowel known as the Colon. It is a method of diagnosing bowel cancer when it is still at an early and treatable stage.

(GF) Q: What does the procedure involve?
(MN) A CT machine (see image) uses X-rays and high powered computers to create detailed images. You lie on a scanning table which moves through the CT scanner. When you are lying on the CT table a very small tube is inserted and carbon dioxide is gentle introduced through the tube into the bowel. This helps us to see the lining of the bowel more clearly.
You will be looked after by Radiographer throughout the investigation who may want to put a small needle into your arm to deliver a muscle relaxant which helps to reduce any discomfort.
Patients often arrive anxious and are pleasantly surprised that the experience was not as unpleasant as they had thought and had worried unnecessarily.

(GF) Q: Obviously patients are keen to get their results, how long does it take to receive them?
(MN) Due to the complexity of the procedure and the large amount of images that require detailed analyse to ensure accuracy it is not immediate. Your consultant or specialist screening practitioner will advise as to when to expect them.

(GF) Q: What advice would you give to anyone concerned about changes in their health and they have concerns about bowel cancer?
(MN) Well the first thing I would say is not to panic, treatments are more likely to be effective if bowel cancer is detected early. About two in every 100 people will have an abnormal bowel screening result this can be due reasons that are not related to cancer such as haemorrhoids for example. However, If you notice any changes in your bowel movements or blood get in touch with your doctor immediately. There is nothing they haven't seen before and I can assure you the sooner you are examined the less likely it can have catastrophic outcome.

Andrew Trimble 190 Not Out

2016 was a special year for us all at Nelson Radiology.

We were invited to be part of the sponsorship for the official commemorations of Andrew Trimble's illustrious career. "190" Not Out"

A special limited edition print to mark Andrew Trimble becoming the most capped player in Ulster Rugby history.

Published in a limited edition of 190 prints (the exact number of caps Andrew won to mark this historic milestone), each print is individually hand-signed by Andrew to create a unique rugby collectable and an important and highly desirable piece of sporting memorabilia.

Andrew is the ambassador for Oxfam Ireland and we were very honoured to be part of this great event in conjunction with them.

Image1: Left to Right Jim Clerkin CEO of Oxfam Ireland Andrew Trimble Myles Nelson of Nelson Radiology and Jim Neilly.
Image2: Left to Right Andrew Trimble Myles Nelson Nelson Radiology and Paul Hanna

New Website Launch

As you can see we now have a new webiste.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be adding news and information to this site to keep you up to date with all that is happening at Nelson Radiology and with developments in Radiology in general.