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Radiology

Healthcare Imaging, part of Australia’s largest medical imaging group, deliver a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional radiology services at Knox Private Hospital.

These include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Low dose multi-slice Computerised Tomography (CT)
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Interventional radiology

Their onsite state-of–the-art medical imaging centre is supported by a team of specialist radiologists and highly trained staff.

To maintain the most advanced scanning technology available, Healthcare Imaging have recently installed new scanners in a variety of modalities at Knox Private, including:

  • PET/CT - used in oncology management whether for initial diagnosis and staging or restaging post chemotherapy / radiotherapy. PSMA scans are also performed.
  • The Force CT - world’s best CT scanner. This is a 384 slice, dual energy scanner offering low radiation dose and speed. It can also perform CT coronary angiography scans with a very low radiation dose. Radiation dose is only 1/100 of the dose used 10 years ago with a 64 slice scanner – important for young patients and those requiring repeat scans. The ultra-low radiation dose also allows for low dose chest screening CT to be achieved at with less radiation than a conventional chest X-Ray. The dose of IV contrast medium used is also reduced, which is of benefit to patients with renal impairment and heart failure.
  • SPECT CT – used in nuclear medicine examinations. Nuclear medicine examines function and structure and is commonly used for bone scans, thyroid studies, lung scans, cardiac stress tests, stomach, liver, kidney and gallbladder procedures
  • 3D Mammography/Tomosynthesis – takes multiple X-ray pictures of each breast from many angles. The breast is positioned the same way it is in a conventional mammogram, but only a little pressure is applied — just enough to keep the breast in a stable position during the procedure. This technology producing clear, highly focused 3-dimensional images of the whole breast.
  • 3T MRI - 3T is the highest field strength MRI in clinical practice in the world and generates the highest resolution images in the shortest amount of time. This directly improves the patient experience with less claustrophobia and the best quality images.
  • Fluoroscopy - enables radiologists to visualise X-ray images in real time. This technique is used to perform a variety of X-ray procedures. Fluoroscopy can be used to examine the bones, muscles, digestive tract, reproductive systems, kidneys and bladder, joints and to perform minor operative procedures such as intravenous line insertions.
  • Digital X-ray - optimises image quality in general X-Ray, giving reduced dose and shortened examination time.

For more information, visit Healthcare Imaging - Knox Private Hospital

Bookings (03) 9210-7100
General hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm; Sun: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Public Holidays: 9:00am - 9:00pm
MRI available 7 Days a week with extended hours

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