• Bulk Billed CT with No Wait

    Same day CT services now available, with all Medicare reimbursable imaging bulk-billed.

    We encourage patients requiring a CT scan to contact us on T. 4215 3003 or attend one of our three CT locations, with their referral, to discuss suitability for same day imaging.

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  • Direct Digital X-ray – all BMI Sites

    Highest Quality | Lowest Radiation

    As part of Barwon Health’s commitment to provide high-quality imaging for the region, BMI is undertaking x-ray upgrades at three sites between late March and May 2016.

    BMI will be one of the few imaging providers in Australia to deliver comprehensive ultra-low radiation X-ray and CT imaging services.

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  • BMI Purpose Statement:

    Barwon Medical Imaging has a strong commitment to teaching and research. We are continuously evolving our service and innovating to meet new demands, technologies and the changes in healthcare and in our community. We use our resources efficiently and productively to optimise service delivery.

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  • BMI enhances digital resources

    “What to Expect” consumer video’s are now available for viewing in the “For Patients” section.  This is an exciting new resource for patients and clinicians showing what happens in medical imaging.

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  • CT scanning now available at BMI McKellar

    October 29, 2015

    Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new CT facility at BMI McKellar Centre, North Geelong.

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  • BMI enhances digital resources

    October 29, 2015

    Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) is re-launching their website with the addition of consumer information videos, an exciting new resource for patients and staff seeking service and examination information.

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  • Bulk-Billed CT scanning with No Wait

    January 19, 2016

    Same day CT services are now available, with all Medicare reimbursable imaging bulk-billed.

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Welcome to Barwon Medical Imaging

Barwon Medical Imaging provides a fully comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine services to the Geelong and South West Region of Victoria. We specialise in the application of medical imaging in both diagnosis and treatment to improve outcomes for all.

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Patients & Visitors

How much will my examination cost?

For medical imaging services at Geelong Hospital, Geelong Private Hospital, Torquay Community Health Centre and McKellar Centre  our billing policy means that there is currently no out-of-pocket costs for the majority of Medicare reimbursable imaging (excludes Nuchal Translucency ultrasound and some Nuclear Medicine items - which attract an out-of-pocket cost)

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X-rays are essentially shadow images of the body. Different tissues in the body attenuate the x-ray beam differently.

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OPG (Orthopantomogram)

OPG’s are available at BMI Geelong Private Hospital. BMI generally offers a “walk in” service for OPG with no appointment necessary, during the following times:

Monday – Friday 8.30 to 12:30pm and 2:00 to 4:30pm

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CT (Computerised Tomography)

CT is available at multiple BMI locations across Greater Geelong.

We will need to see your request form prior to making your booking, to allow us to review any pre CT scan instructions that you will need before your scan.

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MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

BMI have two MRI scanners (Siemens 1.5 Tesla & 3.0 Tesla) located at University Hospital Geelong.

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is an imaging technique which uses a very strong magnet and radio waves, to make images of inside the body. MRI does not use x-rays.

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Image Guided Procedures

Image guided procedures are available at BMI University Hospital Geelong and BMI McKellar. The most suitable location for your procedure will vary, depending on what your doctor has requested.

We will need to see your request form prior to making your booking, to allow us to review any pre procedure instructions that you will need.

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Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound (2 to 20MHz) to provide high resolution images of the human body. It does not use ionizing radiation such as x-rays. Therefore, it is a safe, non-invasive means of creating cross sectional images of the human body. It is also a relatively cost-effective means of imaging.

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A diagnostic mammogram is a series of detailed X-Ray images of the breasts. BMI uses mammography technology called breast tomosynthesis which uses a moving arm to make a 3D picture of the breast.

Diagnostic mammograms with breast tomosynthesis are performed at University Hospital, Geelong.

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Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is only available at BMI University Hospital Geelong

We will need to see your request form prior to making your booking, to allow us to review any preparation instructions that you will need to follow.

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PET (Positron Emission Tomography)

PET is a type of nuclear medicine scan which is done on a special type of scanner, with a particular type of radioactive tracers. Like other nuclear medicine scans, this tracer is introduced into your body to investigate the function of particular organs.

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Images on your PC (bmiViewer & Synapse)

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Images on your PC (bmiViewer & Synapse)

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On demand image and report access via the Web on any device

bmiViewer (Vue Motion by Carestream) provides clinicians with quick and easy access to recent images and reports, with added functionality for image manipulation and review when compared to similar programs in the marketplace.

  • Needs only a compatible web browser (HTML 5  compatible)
  • Works on all internet devices with a modern  web browser
  • Works on- Ipads & Tablets (also smart phones –  although not designed for small screens)
  • Works on all PCs & Apple Macs – (web browser  version dependant)

For set-up and use please refer to Medical Professionals – Guides & Resources.