Information about diagnostic imaging from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on CT scans, MRI scans, and X-rays.
A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is an imaging test used to diagnose certain diseases. Find out what the scan involves and how it works.
CT scans - information for radiographers and medical imaging providers
Information to support medical imaging services undertaking specialised scanning on children and young people.
Pancreatic cancer diagnosis
Your doctor may use a range of tests and techniques to indicate the likelihood of pancreatic cancer but to get a definite diagnosis, a biopsy is required.
An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.
Paying for diagnostic testing
Tests and scans used to diagnose disease can be expensive although Medicare covers some or all of the costs of many diagnostic tests. Learn more here about Medicare coverage.
What is a radiographer? What is a radiologist?
Radiographers and radiologists are medical professionals who work with imaging technologies to help diagnose injuries and diseases. Find out more about both professions and the different roles they play.
An MRI scanner uses strong magnetic fields, radio waves and a computer to take pictures of the soft tissue inside of your body. Learn more about the benefits, process, and possible complications of MRI scan.
An ultrasound scan creates a real-time picture of the inside of the body using sound waves. Find out more about the different types of ultrasounds and when they are used.
Nerve pain diagnosis
The main way your doctor will diagnose nerve pain is by listening to you and examining you. Learn about tests and scans health professionals might do to determine the type of pain.