There has been a lot of confusion since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold about the efficacy of wearing face masks in public. In the early days of the pandemic, there was reluctance to mandate the wearing of face masks because there simply weren’t enough to go around. But now that supply chains are more secure, and most hospitals and health care facilities are properly stocked with PPE, there seems to be no reason not to “mask up”. We asked Dr Ron Shnier, our Chief Medical Officer, to clarify the latest thinking on the mask issue.
Yesterday, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer issued an important message to patients: not to neglect your ongoing general medical health. That means don’t put off going to the doctor, or perhaps using the new Telehealth option, if you have illness or injury that needs attention.
The last few months have been extra-busy for our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ron Shnier, as he helps I-MED Radiology navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked Dr Shnier to help us understand a bit more what the challenges are for practitioners and patients needing diagnostic imaging during the pandemic.
With years of experience as a radiologist with specialist training in breast imaging, Dr Lisa Sorger has guided innumerable women through their breast imaging procedures. She answers the common questions women often have about diagnostic testing for breast cancer.
One of the challenges doctors and physiotherapists face when treating musculoskeletal injury is pinpointing which particular structures are causing the patient pain. At I-MED Radiology’s Victoria House, a dynamic new technique known as four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) is leading the way in giving doctors the answers they need.
Every day across Australia, women are visiting an I-MED Radiology clinic and undergoing a medical imaging examination to either exclude or diagnose female-specific disorders. From young girls with potential gynecological problems, to excited expectant mothers, to women having examinations to assess for the presence of breast cancer – there are many specific tests to investigate women’s health, which can lead to better and improved patient outcomes.
Recently I-MED Radiology’s Darwin team received an unusual request from archaeological enthusiasts the Time Team - an organisation with a keen interest in the archaeology of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
Beatrice Smith from Canberra’s online ‘Her Magazine’ recently interviewed I-MED Radiologist Dr Neha Singh about the latest techniques in 3D mammography.
Since the discovery of radiology, X-ray film has been an ever-present sight in doctors’ surgeries, radiologists’ offices and hospital operating theatres. However the digital revolution has changed all that. More and more doctors and patients are choosing to go “filmless”, opting instead to receive their reports and images electronically.
Australian Open Tennis Championship players this year will not have to go far for cutting-edge medical imaging and diagnoses.
When Kathleen Bimiakos embarked on a degree in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Sydney, little did she realise she would end up working in a completely different modality.