An X-ray is the most common imaging tool and is used to assess damaged bones, chest infections or diseases, and certain bowel complaints.
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.
Ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to study the structure of internal organs, tissues and blood vessels.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a non-invasive test that uses ionising radiation to generate cross-sectional images of the body.
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.
Advanced Body Imaging
Radiology Victoria is led by clinical director, Dr Anthony Upton who has specialised fellowship training in body, abdominal and cardiac imaging.
Therapeutic injections are often prescribed to treat a range of inflammatory conditions of the joints, soft tissues or of the spine.
An Echocardiogram (or "Echo") is a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving images of your heart. It is used to assess how your heart muscle and valves are working.
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.
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.
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.