The understanding of the imaging procedure and the preparation of patients before the imaging examination are important factors in providing optimal image results. Macquarie Medical Imaging has developed extensive patient education brochures for each imaging investigation to optimally prepare patients for the relevant procedure to get best results.
Diagnostic imaging involves a variety of medical imaging techniques. Complex equipment with powerful computers are used to produce images of the inside of a patient's body. These images assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Radiographers obtain radiographic images, Sonographers perform ultrasound examinations and Nuclear Medicine technologists are trained to acquire functional images of the body. All images are viewed and analysed by a Radiologist, a doctor who specialises in Diagnostic Imaging. The radiologist provides your referring doctor with a written report on the findings of your examination. Appropriate patient education brochures can be selected from the Patient Information Sheets section.
Medicare Australia offers a safety net system to help patients paying large amounts towards medical expenses over and above the Medicare rebate. You can contact the Medicare Hotline on 132 011 for more information.
Alternatively, please see their website for more information at http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/services/msn/index.jsp. If you have an account enquiry please contact Macquarie Medical Imaging where you are
or are due to have, your appointment.