Radiology

Our radiologists perform a wide range of diagnostic imaging services

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of radiology related services, for details of the radiology services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


We perform x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs, nuclear medicine scans and more

Diagnostic imaging is often used to assist with diagnosing a medical condition. It enables your doctor to see what’s going on inside your body and involves a range of imaging such as:

X-rays
For bone and joint problems, a simple X-ray is often used.

CT scans
CT (or computed tomography) scans are a type of X-ray that can view cross sections of your body. They can be used to detect complex bone and joint problems, cancer, heart disease, lung and liver problems.

Fluoroscopy
Fluoroscopy is an X-ray using moving images that show how parts are moving within your body. It’s used for lumbar punctures, biopsies and guided injections into joints or the spine, among other things.

Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a good way to get images of soft tissues, measure blood flow in arteries to detect blockages. It’s also used to safely see inside a mother’s womb to view her growing baby.

MRI
MRI (or magnetic resonance imaging) is often chosen for imaging the brain or spinal cord, and it’s also useful for other body areas.

Nuclear medicine scans
Nuclear medicine scans involves giving you a small amount of a radioactive tracer to visualise an organ, tissue or bone. It can be used to see blood flow, evaluate a fracture and look for brain abnormalities, among other things.

Our diagnostic imaging specialists

Diagnostic imaging is managed by a radiologist. Our radiologists are doctors who have specialised in medical imaging. The radiologist views and analyses the images and prepares a report for your doctor.
Some of our radiologists also perform procedures such as joint injections, vascular procedures and biopsies. They are supported by teams of expert radiographers, ultrasonographers and medical imaging technologists.

Our diagnostic imaging services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

  • X-ray including chiropractic x-ray
  • Mammography
  • Bone mineral densitometry
  • Fluoroscopy
  • 3D and 4D ultrasound, including colour and spectral doppler
  • CT scans
  • MRI
  • Interventional radiology
  • Dental imaging

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces highly detailed images of the body. Instead of using radiation like an x-ray, MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves. MRI is a very safe, painless and powerful diagnostic imaging test .There are no health risks associated with the magnetic field or radio waves.

However, there are specific circumstances that limit the use of MRI, for example, if you have certain metal surgical implants. The MRI technologist will go over your medical history and any contraindications before the MRI exam is performed.

MRI has revolutionised imaging of the brain, spine and the musculoskeletal system, making MRI it investigation of choice in many neurologic, bone and joint conditions.

To get an MRI done on Medicare, you may need to be referred by a specialist.

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering radiology

St Vincent’s Clinic Medical Imaging & Nuclear Medicine is a private practice operated by St Vincent’s Private Hospital and specialist radiologists, located on Level 5 of St Vincent’s Clinic.

We offer a wide range of services, including:
  • X-ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Comprehensive breast imaging
  • Screening procedures
  • Interventional services including biopsies and joint injections
  • Nuclear medicine with SPECT
  • Intra-operative and mobile imaging 
Please phone 02 8382 7530 for all enquiries and services.

Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, radiology services are provided by partner company, Queensland X-ray.
Queensland X-ray provides all our onsite inpatient and outpatient radiology services.

Please phone 07 3227 0000 for all outpatient enquiries and services.


Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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IMed Radiology provides medical imaging using many techniques for both inpatients and outpatients.  Services include:
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Mammography
  • Osteodensitometry
  • MRI
Minimally-invasive procedures are also performed to treat certain conditions.

Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.


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IMed Radiology provides medical imaging using many techniques for both inpatients and outpatients.  Services include:
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, radiology services are provided by partner company, Queensland Diagnostic Imaging (QDI).

Queensland Diagnostic Imaging provides all our onsite inpatient and outpatient radiology services, including X-rays, CT scans, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasounds.

Please phone 07 3256 4011 for all outpatient enquiries and services.


Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Werribee provides health services for up to 16,000 patients living and working in Wyndham, one of Australia's fastest growing municipalities.
  • Radiology services for St Vincent’s Private Werribee are provided by I-Med Radiology
  • Located onsite and providing a range of radiological services
  • Fees for radiology procedures vary and depend on a number of factors, including the type of procedure, what has been requested on your referral and the Medicare rebates available
Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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Services provided include:
  • General radiology
  • Bone mineral densitometry (DEXA)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • 3D and 4D ultrasound, including colour and spectral doppler
  • 64-slice computed tomography CT
  • Additional dedicated multi-slice interventional CT
  • Nuclear medicine/SPECT/CT
  • MRI scans
  • Interventional radiology
  • Interventional neurosurgery
  • OPG and dental imaging
  • Chiropractic X-ray
  • PET/CT Centre
St Vincent's MRI Centre is currently one of the most comprehensive MRI centres in Australia. Our 3 MRI scanners have differing capabilities and you will be triaged to the scanner most appropriate for your needs.

We offer same-day appointments for urgent examinations and some routine examinations. All results can be downloaded electronically to your GP.

We bulk bill all pension or health care card holders and full-time tertiary students. Other people are charged a very low and competitive out-of-pocket fee.


Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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Mater Imaging provides medical imaging using many techniques for both inpatients and outpatients, with a particular level of expertise in breast and general cancer screening along with orthopaedic imaging.  Services include:
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Mammography
  • Osteodensitometry
  • MRI
  • PET Scanner
Minimally-invasive procedures are also performed to treat certain conditions.

Your GP or specialist can refer you to the imaging centre.

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