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Safety Standards at Vision XRAY

Safety Standards at Vision XRAY
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At Vision XRAY Group, the safety and care of our patients is at the core of everything we do. Our organisation has been around since 2002, when we began providing radiological services to Australians in Sydney and regionally at our additional locations. Vision XRAY was built on the values of compassion, justice, excellence, unity, and human dignity. Our practice is focused on implementing these values in our every action. By starting with these vital values, we are able to ensure our safety standards are continually met and expanded. How do we give patients…

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A Look at Image-Guided Procedures

A Look at Image-Guided Procedures
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At Vision XRAY, we handle a wide variety of scans, examinations, and processes that utilise a range of radiological equipment and technology. With advancements in recent years, image-guided procedures have grown in their effectiveness and application. Perhaps most common are image-guided biopsies and fine-needle aspiration, which assist medical practitioners in diagnosis and treatment of cancers and other diseases. But imaging can be useful during localised surgeries, injections, and more. Let’s take a closer look.

Biopsies & Fine Needle Aspiration

At Vision XRAY, we use image-guided procedures during most biopsies, including fine needle aspiration. The…

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Dental Imaging and Cone Beam CT: A Closer Look

Dental Imaging and Cone Beam CT: A Closer Look
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One of the greatest results of the countless advancements in radiological technology is the growth in dental imaging. At Vision XRAY we offer a variety of options in dental imaging, assisting dental practitioners in their work and effective treatment of patients. With our range of equipment, we can produce specialised, high quality images for use by dental and medical providers, examining not only the teeth and jaw, but also imaging facial bones, dental nerves, and more.

Digital Radiography

For more simple images of the mouth and teeth, we utilise first class 2-D digital radiography. These…

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Radiology Procedures: Determining Which Scan to Use

Radiology Procedures: Determining Which Scan to Use
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When it comes to medical diagnosis and treatment, physicians and other practitioners use a vast range of procedures, methods, and tools in their care. Radiology plays a major role in the medical arena, and its importance only continues to grow as technology and science contribute continuous new advancements to the field. Radiologists work with a variety of scans, but the most commonly used are CT scan, MRI, general x-ray, and ultrasound. Depending on the nature of the injury or illness, a radiologist may use a single type of scan or…

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How Far We’ve Come: A Brief History of Radiology

How Far We’ve Come: A Brief History of Radiology
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Every day, advances in radiology show just how far science and technology have brought us. Within the medical field, progress in radiology has always been at the forefront, and it continues its amazing growth today. While we typically focus on present-day radiological technologies, it is fascinating to peer into the past and see just how far we’ve come. Join us as we explore a brief history of a modern marvel: radiology.

The Beginnings

In 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered the X-ray. Rontgen was experimenting with the flow of an electric current in a glass…

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What is Teleradiology?

What is Teleradiology?
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You may have heard that Vision XRAY offers teleradiology services within our practice. Yet you may be left wondering: just what is teleradiology? Teleradiology is the sharing of radiological medical images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans via electronic technology. The purpose of this system is to allow patient information to be available remotely. This helps to achieve greater accuracy, efficiency, and speed when it comes to patient diagnosis and treatment. The ability to share imaging easily and quickly allows patients and radiologists access to other radiologists…

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The Importance of Self Breast Exams

The Importance of Self Breast Exams
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Many physicians and radiologists the world over agree that self breast exams can be instrumental in assisting with early breast cancer detection. Once a month is the recommended frequency, and a self breast exam can be done easily, at home, and takes only about 5 minutes of your time. For women with a family history of breast cancer, self exams are vital, as are regular mammogram and ultrasound scans after a certain age. But for all women, becoming familiar with your own body and self-monitoring for any changes can help you…

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Is XRAY Technology Safe?

Is XRAY Technology Safe?
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Probably the number one question heard by our team of radiologists regards our most common scan: the x-ray. Our patients want to know: “is x-ray technology safe?” The best way to discover an answer to a medical question comes from uncovering further information. The better understanding you have of x-ray technology and its risks, the more prepared and informed you’ll feel when it comes to dealing with x-rays and making decisions regarding your health.

First, let’s take a closer look at x-ray technology itself.

An Intro

The most widely used scan, the x-ray, uses waves…

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An Inside Look at Nuclear Medicine

An Inside Look at Nuclear Medicine
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Nuclear medicine is one of many radiological services offered at Vision XRAY. Not a familiar concept to most, nuclear medicine is a very useful tool which assists in diagnosis on a more detailed level of scan. Today, we take an inside look at what nuclear medicine is and how it can help our patients.

On the Molecular Level

What is incredible about nuclear medicine, is it helps radiologists access a patient’s body on the molecular level. Within the realm of molecular imaging, nuclear medicine utilises radiopharmaceuticals (very tiny amounts of radioisotope) in diagnosis and…

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Investigating Joint Pain Through Radiology

Investigating Joint Pain Through Radiology
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Unfortunately, many patients will experience joint pain throughout their life. This can occur particularly as the body ages, sometimes caused by arthritis, but joint pain can also transpire as a result of strain, overuse, or injury. Radiology is one of the most effective diagnostic tools available for investigating joint pain. Through various mediums such as XRAY, Ultrasound, MRI, and CT scan, radiologists and physicians can closely examine the patient’s joints and surrounding structures, helping to determine the cause of the problem and find appropriate solutions.

Where Does Joint Pain Occur?

Joint pain…

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