The Radiology and Medical Imaging department provides a broad range of diagnostic imaging services for both inpatients and outpatients.
Depending on the examination requested, outpatient referrals are accepted from consultant specialists, general practitioners and allied health professionals who have referral rights under Medicare provisions.
Services not requiring an appointment:
- Plain Radiography (X-rays) and Orthopantomography (OPG)
- (Specialized imaging for scoliosis and long leg require appointments)
Services available by appointment only:
- Fluoroscopy and special procedures;
- Multislice Computer Tomography (CT Scan);
- MRI and
- Public inpatients are not charged for imaging examinations;
- Outpatients are generally charged according to the Medicate Schedule fee with no gap payment required; and
- Patients not covered by Medicare are charged according to the designated billing schedule.
Distribution of Reports and Images
- Reports are distributed electronically via medical director or automated fax to external referrers
- Images are provided via CD with an embedded DICOM viewer which should load automatically. If not follow the instructions with the CD.
- Within the LGH and DHHS patient imaging records are available on-line via DHHS PACS. This is a comprehensive single imaging record that covers both the LGH and RHH.
Opening Hours: 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (closed weekends and Public Holidays)
For an appointment contact the department on (03) 6348 7085.
Patient and Referrer Information:
The following web link provides additional information for patients
Inside Radiology: www.insideradiology.com.au
This has been written specifically to help you understand more about any radiological tests and procedures that you or a family member may require. It has information about the roles and training of different health professionals you may encounter at a radiology practice or in a hospital radiology department such as at LGH.
It has been written by health professionals and is part of the Consumer Information Project of the QUDI Program (Quality use of Diagnostic Imaging) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College or Radiologists. To find our more about the QUDI program, click here:http://www.insideradiology.com.au/pages/qudi_about.php
Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation
Medical Imaging is a fully accredited practice against the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme