• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bulk Billed CT

    BMI are pleased to offer CT services at three locations across Geelong.

    We encourage patients requiring a CT scan to either contact us on 4215 0300 to arrange a suitable time or attend one of our three CT locations with their referral.


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  • BMI Geelong Private – It’s business as usual

    June 26, 2018

    Our imaging services will continue to operate as normal and will not be impacted by the closure of Healthscope (Geelong Private Hospital).

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  • New Ultrasound & Mammography Department at University Hospital Geelong

    May 18, 2018

    Highest Quality | Patient-Centered As part of Barwon Health’s commitment to providing high-quality imaging to the region, BMI will open a new purpose-built ultrasound on mammography department at University Hospital Geelong on Monday 21st May, 2018.

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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 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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Medical Professionals

Registering with Barwon Health

Barwon Health Privacy & 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.