• New CT Opens at University Hospital Geelong

    BMI has opened its second CT at University Hospital Geelong, bringing new state-of-the-art clinical applications to the Geelong region and increasing the availability of CT services for both hospital and community patients.

    Now with four CT scanners across three Barwon Health sites, we encourage patients requiring a CT to contact us on 4215 0300 to make an appointment.

     

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  • New Ultrasound & Mammogram Department

    Level 3 – University Hospital Geelong

    At University Hospital Geelong, Ultrasound and Mammograms have now been relocated to Level 3.

    The new purpose-built ultrasound and mammogram department features improved facilities and rooms for patient and staff comfort.

     

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  • Patient Information Videos

    “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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  • Your Service | Your Health

    Your Choice

    Did you know any providers’ request form can be used at BMI?

    With some of the most advanced medical imaging equipment in Australia, right here in your community and with Medicare reimbursable imaging bulk-billed, your choice is clear.

    Choose BMI for your next imaging appointment.

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  • World Class | Bulk Billed | CT Scans with No Wait

    March 19, 2019

    With four CT scanners now available across three sites, BMI offer CT appointments with no or minimal wait. CT Bookings can be made by calling T. 4215 3003

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  • New Signage for Barwon Health and BMI – University Hospital Geelong – Building B (former Geelong Private Hospital)

    March 18, 2019

    The former Geelong Private Hospital site has officially been re-named with new signage installed to assist patients find their way.

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  • New CT Opens for Training

    January 11, 2019

    Barwon Medial Imaging (BMI) now has four CT scanners across three Barwon Health sites, improving the availability of CT services for the Geelong community.

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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

‘What to Expect Patient’ Videos

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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Patient Feedback Form

X-rays

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 University Hospital Geelong - Building B. 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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Ultrasound

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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Mammography

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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Medical Professionals

Registering with Barwon Health

BMI External User Confidentiality Form

Medical Professionals Newsletter

Add New Practitioner BMI/Barwon Health

Modify Practitioner/Practice Details

Images on your PC (bmiViewer & Synapse)

Electronic Result Distribution (PULSE)

How to Guides / Resources

Electronic Images and Reports

BMI Request Forms

Clinicians – Have you updated your Barwon Health log-in Credentials

 

Barwon Health New Security Password Controls

Retain Your Access to Electronic Images and Reports

As part of Barwon Health’s (BH) ongoing IT system security improvements to meet BH IT new security standards and Barwon Health policy there is a new requirement for all clinicians accessing Barwon Health systems to have a 10 digit password.

Barwon Health clinicians who have already changed their Barwon Health log-in credentials to meet the new 10 digit password criteria  do not need to take any further action.

For all other Clinicians accessing Barwon Health Electronic records (including bmiViewer and Synpase 5.4) you will be required to meet new password criteria by 14th September 2018.

After 14th September 2018, clinicians are requested to complete a “Barwon Health – Request to Change Password Form”  and return this via facsimile to 4215 0444.

Further information on how to amend your password is also contained in the Medical Professionals –  Electronic Images and Reports section.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will work with clinicians to retain access to our electronic images and reports.