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Diagnostic imaging

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Department of Health | Diagnostic imaging under Medicare

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

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High Resolution Computed Tomography

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Common Procedures High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) is a widely used technique to image various lung pathology

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Positron Emission Tomography

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Common Procedures Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Positron Emission Tomography utilises short acting, positron emitting isotopes to investigate a number of disease processes

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Computed Tomography

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Common Procedures Computed Tomography (CT) Computed Tomography (CT) involves using an X-ray tube coupled to a detector system, encased within a doughnut shaped gantry

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Common Procedures Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) MRI Principles MRI is based on the interaction between nuclei of hydrogen atoms occurring abundantly in all biological tissues and the magnetic fields generated and controlled by the MRI system's instrumentation

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Department of Health | 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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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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Nuclear Medicine

Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Common Procedures Nuclear Medicine Nuclear medicine is a functional form of imaging, compared to radiology, which assesses for structural change

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Clinical Radiology Professions - InsideRadiology

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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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