“A full MRI licence at Epworth Geelong means that patients will no longer compromise on health outcomes based on affordability.”
You’re on a bed in a cold room and you’re heading straight into a machine that looks like a robot donut destined to take over the world. Oh, and you’re not allowed to move…
The kids are finally back at school and parents rejoice, but school brings its own challenges with homework, the dreaded nits, and the far too common sports injuries. Why is it that kids can play all summer long with no more than a scratch but they’re back at school a week and have torn the knee out of their new school pants and have a broken ankle to go with it?
My name is Lindy, I’m a hairdresser and I live in Highton, Geelong. About the last week in July I began to get some blurred vision, but didn’t worry too much initially, but as it didn’t get better, I went to my GP and had my blood pressure tested. The GP recommended that I may need an MRI the following week.
Dr Paul Smith is one of the new breed of radiologists, practising interventional radiology to achieve minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
One such disease is liver cancer. Dr Smith hopes to introduce a new procedure to deliver chemotherapy directly into the liver, using fluoroscopy-guided wires to bypass blockages. This new service will spark opportunities for developing a liver and bile duct research program in collaboration with Geelong’s Deakin University.
Medical imaging has come a long way since the days of the humble X-ray alone. There are now many choices available to doctors to view the inner machinations of the human body. Here we outline the most common forms of medical imaging, what they involve and what to expect from an appointment.
Regular breast checks are something many women think about doing but tend to put off. Epworth medical oncologist Dr Ross Jennens urges all Australian women to take advantage of free breast screening once they turn 40.