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Diagnostic Imaging Pathways

The Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP) group produces, updates and maintains the content of the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP) web-site. DIP is an evidence-based and consensus-based educational and decision support resource for clinicians, to guide them in their choice of the most appropriate diagnostic examinations in the correct sequence for a range of clinical cases.

Key initiatives include:

  • achieving better implementation by embedding guidance into the clinical workflow in particular by replacing paper-based processes of referral with an electronic system with links to recommendations in DIP
  • building on DIP and the Manual published by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in developing a fully integrated evidence-based and consensus based educational and decision support tool for diagnostic imaging and pathology referrals
  • developing online modules for case-based interdisciplinary education incorporating available quality resources and web-based social media

Vision and Mission

To reduce the incidence of unnecessary examinations which may expose patients to risk without benefit, including the risks from ionising radiation and of false-positive results, and increase the incidence of appropriate examinations which result in cost-effective diagnosis.

How Diagnostic Imaging Pathways group can help

The Diagnostic Imaging Pathways website contains a range of information for consumers (patients and their carers).

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Last reviewed: June 2020

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

This article tells consumers about a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, the benefits and the risks, what happens before, during and after having a PET scan.

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction (Suspected)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging investigation of a fetus with risk factors for intra-uterine growth retardation (IUGR), and the role of imaging in management of confirmed IUGR.

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Ultrasound (Endoscopic Rectal)

This article tells consumers about the benefits and the risks, what happens before, during and after having an endoscopic rectal ultrasound.

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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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Renal Colic

This article tells consumers about renal colic and how it is diagnosed, including what imaging tests they may need to have.

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Dyspepsia

This pathway provides guidance on the investigation of adult patients presenting with dyspepsia, with emphasis on the symptoms that indicate the need for endoscopic or radiological examination.

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Arm)

This article tells consumers about deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the arm and how it is diagnosed, including what imaging tests they may need to have.

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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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Cervical Spine Injury

This pathway provides guidance on imaging patients at risk of a cervical spine injury following trauma. The guideline incorporates the validated Canadian C-spine Rules.

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Paediatric, Injury (Non-Accidental)

This pathway provides guidance on imaging a child suspected at risk of 'non accidental injury'.

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