• Imaging Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Please discuss with your referrer the urgency of your imaging, should it be done now or can it wait a while?

    Imaging can be undertaken by appointment only and our team will undertake a screening questionnaire with all patients at time of booking and/or arrival.

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  • Imaging Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    March 26, 2020

    Please discuss with your referrer the urgency of your imaging. Imaging can be undertaken by appointment only and our team will undertake a screening questionnaire with all patients at time of booking and/or arrival.

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  • BMI at Barwon Health North – New Weekend Hours

    March 6, 2020

    From Saturday 7th March, BMI at Barwon Health North will be open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm for X-ray and OPG, 7 days per week. Patients can choose to simply walk-in with their X-ray request form, or call BMI to make an appointment. Weekday imaging servic… Read more

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  • BMI Barwon Health North – Increased imaging services in your community

    January 20, 2020

    Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) is pleased to announce the opening a brand new facility at Barwon Health North, Norlane.

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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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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

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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

bmiViewer – Now Live with new URL

Access to bmiViewer has now been restored.

Clinicians will need to use the new URL below and save to Bookmarks for future use.

https://bmiviewer.swarh.vic.gov.au

Clinicians – Have you updated your Passphrase with Barwon Health?

Increased Security with Two-Factor Authentication

When logging in to bmiViewer two-factor authentication will now be required.

In order to support this clinicians should have completed a “Passphrase Request Form” providing the following information:

  • Personal Mobile Number
  • Personal Email Address
  • Provide 13 digit passphrase

If you have not completed this form, please use the link below so that you can regain access.

Barwon Health Passphrase Request Form

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