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Diagnostic imaging

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Diagnostic imaging under Medicare

Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.

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About the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Standards fact sheet

Practice Accreditation Standards, guidance material and resources for Practices seeking accreditation.

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Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer Screening (Australia)

Home Information for Consumers General Information About Diagnostic Imaging Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer Screening (Australia)

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Consent to Procedure or Treatment

Home Information for Consumers General Information About Diagnostic Imaging Consent to Procedure or Treatment

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Radiation Risks of X-rays and Scans

Home Information for Consumers General Information About Diagnostic Imaging Radiation Risks of X-rays and Scans

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Why do I even need this test? A Diagnostic Imaging and Informed Consent Consumer Resource

This information is for people who want to find out more about why they have been asked to have a diagnostic test and what it could involve – so that they can make an informed choice about it.

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Medical Imaging and You

Advances in medical technology have given doctors access to a wider range of medical imaging tests than ever before to help them diagnose, manage and treat internal conditions. This brochure provides a basic understanding of radiation, its use in medical imaging, the risks and benefits, and the safety factors built into imaging procedures.

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Talk to your doctor about... Your child and CT Scans

To find out more ask for our brochure 'What you need to know about CT Scans for children' or go to www.safetyandqualityinhealthcare.gov.au/ctscansforkids

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What you need to know about CT scans for children - A resource for parents and carers

In Australia, many children have a computed tomography (CT) scan each year. CT scans provide doctors with important information to help them care for children. This brochure answers some questions you might have if your child needs a CT scan.

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