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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.

The Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP) website 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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Foreign Body (Suspected)Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Foreign Body (Suspected)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with a suspected foreign body.This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with a suspected foreign body.

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Coronary Syndrome (Acute)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging investigation of adult patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome.

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Renal Failure (Acute or Acute on Chronic)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with new onset or acutely worsening renal failure.

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Bowel Obstruction (Suspected)

This pathway provides guidance for imaging adult patients with suspected bowel obstruction, including the roles of plain abdominal radiography and more advanced imaging

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Lower Urinary Tract Trauma

This pathway provides guidance for imaging adult trauma patients with suspected injuries to their lower urinary tract.

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Mediastinal Mass (Suspected)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging investigation of an adult patient with a mediastinal mass.

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Breast Symptom (New)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult female patients presenting with new breast symptoms.

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Haematuria (Painless Visible)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with unexplained painless visible haematuria.

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Paediatric, Scaphoid Fracture (Suspected)

This pathway provides guidance on imaging children with suspected scaphoid fractures.

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Hip Pain (Non-Traumatic)

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with new onset, non-traumatic hip pain.

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