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Medical Imaging

What is medical imaging?

  • Medical imaging procedures help to diagnose, treat and monitor an extensive range of illnesses and conditions.
  • Medical imaging services include ultrasound, computed tomography, radiography (x-ray), fluoroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • These services are provided with specialised equipment and the professional input of a radiologist (or other medical specialist) to interpret the generated images.

Medical imaging at Maitland Hospital

Location

Ground Floor, Maitland Hospital, 51 Metford Rd, Metford.

Contact details  

TBC

Opening Hours

8am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Where to go when clinic is not  on/available: TBC

How to access the clinic/ Referral information:

Imaging tests require a referral or request form from either your Doctor or other authorised practitioner (eg. physiotherapist, dentist).

Appointment required:

X-Ray:  No

CT: Yes

Ultrasound: Yes

What to bring to your appointment:

Duration of appointment/visit:  A x-ray may take between 10-20 minutes to complete, whereas CT and ultrasound examinations could take longer (up to 1 hour).

Results / Outcomes of appointment:  Your results will be sent directly to your referring Doctor who will be able to access your images online

Health professionals that  work in clinic and their role:

Radiographers are health professionals who facilitate patient diagnosis and management through the creation of medical images using X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.

A Radiologist is a medical professional who specialises in using medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat injury and disease.

A Radiology Nurse is a registered or enrolled nurse who cares for patients in the Medical Imaging Department

Administration Officers provide support to the Medical Imaging team, make appointments and receipt patients on their arrival