• Your Service | Your Health

    Your Choice

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

    All Medicare reimbursable imaging is bulk-billed

    And with the most advanced medical imaging equipment right here in your community

    Your choice is clear – Choose BMI for your next imaging appointment.

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  • Imaging Safely – Regional Victoria

    Patients attending their imaging appointments will be required to follow the current Covid precautions – please do not attend if unwell, or if you have visited a Tier 1 or 2 Exposure Site.  Contact your GP and follow advice provided by the Chief Health Office regarding quarantine advice.  When attending – you will be required to wear a surgical mask and please come by yourself where possible.  QR Code & screening questions will also be undertaken on arrival.

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  • BMI Barwon Health North – Comprehensive Imaging including after-hours X-ray

    May 14, 2021

    Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) Barwon Health North – Comprehensive Imaging including after-hours X-ray and OPG.

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  • BMI Imaging Safely – Continuing to care for our patients and staff

    May 14, 2021

    As part of BMI’s commitment to “Imaging Safely” we have maintained additional safety measures to ensure all patients feel comfortable attending bmi for their imaging. These measures include wellness questionnaires at time of booking and on arrival, and workflows/waiting areas structured to support social distancing.

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  • Your Service | Your Health | Your Choice

    August 5, 2016

    World Class & Local – Barwon Health is one of the few large health services in Australia to deliver a comprehensive high quality and ultra-low radiation x-ray (DR) and CT imaging service. Any providers request form can be used at BMI – with all Medicare reimbursable imaging bulk-billed. Choose BMI for your next imaging appointment.

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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 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 Barwon Health North.  A “walk in” service is available for OPG , however to minimise waiting feel free to call 4215 8000 for an appointment.

Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 9:30pm
Saturday | Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:30am to 5:00pm 

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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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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

bmiViewer – Electronic Access to Images and Reports

Instant access to Images and Reports

Clinicians now have the option of two platforms:

bmiViewer – please use the URL below and save to Bookmarks for future use.


Barwon Health External Synapse – is now also available via the link below:


The same log-in credentials apply to both – bmiViewer holds most recent imaging (~ 3 months) with External Synapse hosting full historical imaging.

Increased Security with Two-Factor Authentication

When logging in to bmiViewer or External Synapse two-factor authentication is now required.

In order to support this clinicians will need to provide:

  • Personal Mobile Number
  • Personal Email Address (not generic Clinic)
  • Minimum 13 digit passphrase

Please refer to the Electronic Images and Reports section for further information

Should you have any difficulties – please email accessbmi@barwonhealth.org.au