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‘Healthcare relies on Radiology’ – The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association

The Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association has launched the ‘Healthcare relies on Radiology’ Campaign, which aims to demonstrate the integral piece radiology plays within the healthcare system. Part 1. “Radiology is a foundational part of the health system – they’re the unsung heroes because quite often they do their work behind the scenes”. General Practitioner Dr […]

Australia’s First MRI AIR Tech Installed at SCR Smith Street

South Coast Radiology has installed Australia’s first GE 3T MRI system equipped with Air Recon DL Technology. This first MRI AIR Tech delivers consistently superior image quality in a significantly reduced scan time. Meaning, the patient spends less time on the bed without any compromise on image quality. From form to function, the new MRI […]

Hope Island Offering 3D Mammography Breast Tomosynthesis

In addition to opening a new site at Hope Island on the Gold Coast [June 2020], our new site will now service patients for 3D Mammography Breast Tomosynthesis from July. 3D Mammography Breast Tomosynthesis will be bulk billed for patients at our Hope Island site. What is 3D Mammography Breast Tomosynthesis? When compared to 2D mammography, […]

Government eases elective surgery restrictions

The Australian Government eases elective surgery restrictions. From Tuesday 28 April, elective surgery will be reintroduced in a staged and controlled manner, to balance patient needs and the ongoing need for capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. Procedures include: Joint replacements of the knees, hips and shoulders, IVF, Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, screening and post cancer reconstruction, […]

Telehealth

Telehealth South Coast Radiology is now accepting diagnostic imaging requests via Telehealth. Telehealth referrals further support our local community and our doctors, while GPs, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals begin to consult patients on a remote basis, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Practicing safe social distancing also extends to the medical field where possible, […]

Bulk Billing All Ultrasound and Mammograms

TEMPORARY CHANGE TO BILLING POLICY  BULK BILL ALL ULTRASOUND SCANS, ULTRASOUND GUIDED PROCEDURES & MAMMOGRAMS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, 6th APRIL 2020 Edit note:  Bulk bill mammogram available at Hope Island only, from Friday 31st July 2020. Excludes breast imaging and procedures, from Monday 4th January, 2021.   As many people across the Gold Coast and Tweed […]

Improved Access to Diagnostic Imaging for the Hope Island Community

South Coast Radiology, the Gold Coast’s leading diagnostic imaging provider for over 50 years has announced it will be expanding its efforts and opening a new radiology imaging practice in Hope Island at 8 Halcyon Way, Hope island, QLD. The practice will officially open for business in June 2020 and will offer convenient customer service […]

Bushfire Disaster Relief

As an Australian/NZ business operating in many regional communities, we are heartbroken over the devastating impact the bushfires are having on individuals, communities and wildlife around Australia. As part of our initial support, South Coast Radiology (part of the Integral Diagnostics Group) has contributed to the Australian Red Cross bushfire disaster relief and recovery fund. […]

Bulk Bill Breast MRI and PET/CT

South Coast Radiology are now bulk billing breast MRI and PET/CT for the evaluation and diagnosis of patients who have, or are suspect of having breast cancer.   It is expected a total of 26,000 patients each year will benefit from these new Medicare rebates, effective 1 November 2019. — New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) […]

New treatment available for Gold Coast Patients with liver cancers

  Liver cancer patients on the Gold Coast now have better access to potentially life changing treatment, without needing to travel. Three new procedures have arrived at John Flynn Private Hospital: Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Liver Ablation and Sir-Spheres Treatment. Radiation oncologist Dr Sid Baxi said: “Before the services expanded, some patients who needed this liver-directed […]