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Diagnostic Imaging Pathways

The Diagnostic Imaging Pathways 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.

Their mission is 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
  • increase the incidence of appropriate examinations which result in cost-effective diagnosis.

DIP contains a range of other related information including information for consumers (patients and their carers).

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.

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Last reviewed: November 2012

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X-ray (Chest)

This article tells you about a chest x-ray, the benefits and the risks, what happens before, during and after having a chest x-ray.

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Bowel Cancer (Staging)

Most bowel cancers develop in the large bowel (colon) or rectum. The cancer usually develops from tiny growths called polyps, however, only a small number of polyps become cancerous.

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Raised Hemidiaphragm on CXR

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging investigation of adult patients with a raised hemi-diaphragm on previous chest radiographs.

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Ultrasound

This article tells you about an ultrasound examination, the benefits and the risks, what happens before, during and after having an ultrasound.

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Haematuria (Painless Microscopic)

This pathway provides guidance on the investigation of adult patients with painless microscopic haematuria.

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Soft Tissue Mass

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Scrotal Pain (Acute)

This pathway provides guidance for the imaging investigation of male patients with acute scrotal pain.

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Paediatric, Knee Pain

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Pulmonary Embolism (Haemodynamically Stable)

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Cholestatic Jaundice

This pathway provides guidance on imaging patients with clinically and biochemically suspected cholestatic jaundice.

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