An angiogram is a diagnostic test performed in the catheter lab by a specially trained doctor and a team of nurses and technicians.
Body composition scans
Body composition scans use DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) technology to assess body fat, lean muscle and bone mass.
Bone mineral densitometry
A bone mineral densitometry (BMD) scan uses low energy X-ray to measure the density of your bones.
Breast MRI is a form of diagnostic imaging using sensitive magnetic fields to create highly detailed pictures of the breast.
An ultrasound is a safe, painless examination that produces images of the inside of the body using sound waves. A breast ultrasound produces pictures of the breast's internal structures.
A CT (computed tomography) scan is a non-invasive test that uses ionising radiation to generate cross-sectional images of the body.
A dental X-ray or OPG (orthopantomogram) looks at the lower half of the face. It shows the upper and lower teeth, surrounding structure and tissues in a long flat line.
A fluoroscopy uses low dose x-ray beams and an image intensifier to produce real-time moving 2D images of internal body parts and physiology.
An X-ray is the most common imaging tool and is used to assess damaged bones, chest infections or diseases, and certain bowel complaints.
Therapeutic injections are often prescribed for patients who have not responded to other therapies - or as a last resort, or provisional treatment, before surgery.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive examination that uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to generate high-resolution images of body organs and soft tissue.
Mammography and breast tomosynthesis
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray examination of the breast/s. Mammography plays an important part in early detection of breast cancer as it can show changes in the breast before you can feel them.
Contrast Enhanced Mammography (CEM)
A Contrast Enhanced Mammogram (CEM) examination provides additional information beyond a conventional mammogram, and may result in earlier detection of cancers not visible on a standard 2D or 3D mammogram.
A nuclear medicine study looks at organ function using small amounts of radioactive materials called 'tracers'.
Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to generate high-resolution images of structures within the prostate.
Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to study the structure and movement of internal organs, tissues and blood vessels.
A PET/CT is a scan that shows both the metabolic function of an organ or tissue as well as its structure in a 3D image. This makes detecting even the smallest lesion a lot easier for our Nuclear Medicine Specialist.
Cardiac MRI is used for the assessment of the myocardium (heart muscle), congenital abnormalities and assessment of flow. Radiology Victoria uses the most advanced MRI with MyoMaps colour-mapping.
CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA)
A CTCA scan takes pictures of your heart and coronary arteries. This reveals narrowing or blockage of the arteries around your heart.
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Calcium scoring uses a CT scan to identify calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries. The idea is to detect heart disease early to allow initiation of medications to prevent heart attacks. Calcium scoring is low radiation and requires no intravenous line or contrast. It is best targeted to individuals > 45 years of age with no symptoms of heart disease.