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Recently, Barwon Health completed the final installation of low-dose digital radiography (DR or digital x-rays) across all of its Barwon Medical Imaging (BMI) sites.
BMI Director, Assoc. Professor Andrew Whan noted that “with these latest installs, 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. Low dose DR and CT is now in use across all our medical imaging sites, for both hospital patients and the wider community.”
“These latest system upgrades, including CT low radiation dose software, place Barwon Health at the forefront of providing of ultra-low radiation medical imaging services and helps our patients receive the right diagnosis with significantly less radiation”
DR X-ray benefits include higher image quality, significantly less radiation dose (up to 50% dose reduction) and a faster and more efficient service for the community.
High dependency areas at University Hospital such as ICU, Special Care Nursery, Emergency and the Operating Theatres all especially benefit from the availability of instant high quality, low dose x-ray images – supporting the immediate clinical management of patients.
*All Medicare reimbursable imaging is bulk-billed at BMI, providing equitable access to state-of-the-art imaging across four locations in the region.
“With the recent installation of a new low-dose CT at BMI McKellar, Ballarat Road North Geelong, we now have the flexibility to offer same day CT to the community and encourage consumers to contact us to discuss their suitability for same day imaging. Walk-in x-ray services are available at all BMI locations”. BMI Operations Manager, Jeff Umbers.
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