Radiology is a diverse and complex discipline, one that can be challenging, and one that is advancing rapidly. As examination volumes continue to increase, there is more demand for teleradiology: an advanced system that transmits digitised medical patient images from one location to another. Vision XRAY is at the forefront of teleradiology Australia having begun offering the service in 2001. In this post, we’ll look more closely at the benefits of teleradiology and Vision Xray’s role as a trusted teleradiology Reporting Service Australia wide.
Teleradiology Reporting is…
If your GP thinks you are at risk of poor bone health or carrying a high amount of visceral fat, you may be referred for a DEXA scan. Being referred for any scan can be nerve-wracking. The good news is that DEXA scans are a quick, convenient and non-invasive way to detect conditions (osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and liver disease for example) before they become a problem.
What Is A DEXA Scan?
First, the terminology:
- DEXA – also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, bone densitometry or more commonly,…
With Mother’s Day 2018 approaching (Sunday 13th May), we thought it a fitting time to talk about the services available at Vision XRay’s Australian Breast Centre. Australia has one of the best breast cancer survival rates in the world and the chance of surviving at least 5 years is now at 90%, and 10 years 83% (source). Early detection through screening has been key to the improved prognosis for breast cancer patients. However, with an ageing population, the number of women…
Transparency. Communication. Comfort. While some radiology practices may minimise these aspects, at Vision XRAY, they are a crucial part of our operation. Our patients’ safety and health is our top priority, and these are best achieved when a practice is open and communicative. We encourage discussion with our patients and staff, and believe that the more informed you are, the better your experience with us will be.
It’s important to be comfortable and informed when it comes to the medical field, especially because lack of information can cause
An MRI is a safe and non-invasive procedure, and it is one of the most common radiological tests we perform at Vision XRAY. Unlike traditional x-ray or CT scan (other common procedures) the MRI does not use any ionising radiation. If you’ll be needing an MRI with us, this post may help you better understand what to expect at your appointment.
What is MRI?
MRI is an acronym for magnetic resonance imaging, and it is a technology which uses a combination of strong magnets and radio waves to produce internal images of the body….
Do you experience medical anxiety? Whether it’s a routine checkup or a more extensive test, many people report feeling nervous and stressed prior to an appointment with a medical professional.
If this sounds like you, it should be a comfort to know you are not alone. And yet, while this type of anxiety is fairly common, it is also something that can be lessened and overcome with the right approach. Here are a few tips from the team here at Vision XRAY to help ease your nerves and make…
Vision XRAY has been serving New South Wales since 2002, and we’ve grown and thrived into numerous locations. Throughout it all, we’ve been proud to hold to our founding principles and to our mission.
Our website and our blog is full of helpful information, to assist you in understanding our services and preparing for your appointments and scans. We provide these details to make sure your experience with Vision XRAY is as comfortable and effective as possible. Because our commitment at Vision XRAY is to our patients, in everything we…
In the world of radiology, both the CT scan and the MRI are very common procedures that assist physicians in diagnosis and treatment. Both are highly effective, with technology only continuing to advance and improve with time. The differences between the operation of the MRI and CT are fairly significant, but both produce detailed images that give a closer look at concerns within the body.
Whether your medical practitioner recommends an MRI or a CT scan, they will do so based on what will provide the best results and…
At Vision XRAY, we are witness to the results of many an accident and injury. We image broken or fractured bones, scan for internal problems, and more. Unfortunately, injury is an all too common concern. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in the span of a year (2011-2012) nearly 500,000 people were hospitalised in Australia due to an injury. That statistic has continued to rise by approximately 1% every year. Accidents happen, but ideally, you can avoid injury altogether. Common sense and taking the right precautions can ensure safety and…
While it’s true that the majority of people do not look forward to their medical appointments, the hassle of these can be alleviated by positive factors. Of course, the most important factor in selecting a medical provider is excellence and a high quality of care. But for many, another factor which holds equal weight is that of convenience. At Vision XRAY, we want to make it easy for you to get the scans and treatment you need, when you need it. To this end, we have established ten convenient locations throughout New South…