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Our Kids

17:44 11 December in Jobs by ncradgroup

Our Kids raises money for Lismore Base Hospital's Childrens Ward, Special Care Nursery, Women's Care Unit and the Accident and Emergency Department and the surrounding satellite hospitals. It focuses on kids with special medical needs from throughout the Richmond Valley and beyond, enabling them to receive specialist medical care closer to home. They also administer annual Community Grants through the Richmond Valley Children's Health Foundation. Grants are available to children's health services within hospitals and community health organisations, to health professionals, special groups for chronically ill children, together with parents and guardians of children who live within the Northern Rivers. North Coast Radiology...

Christmas closures

16:22 11 December in Company News by ncradgroup

All branches will be closed public holidays - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. All branches will be closed from 4:00pm Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. In addition some branches will be closed as listed below. North Coast Radiology Byron Bay - Closed New Years Eve Casino - Closed Friday 27th December Nuclear Medicine at St Vincents - Closed Friday 27th December Womens Health at St Vincents - Closed Friday 27th December Clarence Valley Imaging Womens Health at St Vincents - Closed Friday 27th December Chatswood & Ryde Radiology Chatswood Radiology - Closed Saturday 28th December Ryde Radiology - Closed Saturday 28th December ...

Our Kids 2020 Calendar launch

15:04 03 December in Company News, Jobs, North Coast Radiology by ncradgroup

North Coast Radiology are long standing sponsors of Our Kids, a charity that raises funds to purchase equipment for Children’s Ward and Special Care Nursery at LBH and the surrounding Hospitals. Last week, NCR was invited to  celebrate the success of the 2019 and also celebrate the launch of the 2020 Calendar (we are sponsoring the month of April). The Our Kids Calendar is the Flagship fundraiser for Our Kids. The children photographed for the Our Kids calendar all have something in common: Each of them has needed, or still needs the support of the children ward or Special Care Nursery at...

Medicare eligible GP MRI Bulk Billed in Ballina

16:32 07 November in North Coast Radiology by ncradgroup

North Coast Radiology Ballina has secured a temporary 12 months license for Medicare eligible GP MRI item numbers, effective 11th November 2019. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU Ballina service availability Medicare eligible GP item numbers Third Party Insurance Workers compensation Non-Medicare eligible referrals ($250 per region) St Vincents service availability Medicare eligible Specialist referred item numbers Medicare eligible GP item numbers Third Party Insurance Workers compensation Non-Medicare eligible referrals ($250 per region) ...

Indigestion type chest pain? Nuclear Medicine case study

17:04 16 April in Referrer Information by ncradgroup

This patient was an 82 year old gentleman who had been experiencing chest discomfort with exertion, which this patient described as an 'indigestion feeling in the upper chest while doing some exertion'. The patient referred by a General Practice and was is documented as having high blood pressure and was referred for a Myocardial Perfusion Study querying Coronary Artery Disease. The stress test component of the study saw this patient undergo 6 minutes of exercise through the Bruce protocol, limited by fatigue and dyspnoea on the treadmill reaching stress maximum workload stage II. This patient demonstrated a normal resting ECG. The...

Electronic access to your images

17:33 10 December in Patient News by ncradgroup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are pleased to be able to offer an opt-in facility to our patients where you can view, share and store your radiology images. Some of the advantages are: Access your images via phone, tablet or computer 24 hours after your appointment Grant access to others such as specialists, family etc You are fully in control of who has access No need to store and carry films Report available electronically 7 days after the appointment   Click here for more information in PDF format For specific help or list of frequently asked questions click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

3D Mammography

16:49 10 December in Patient News by ncradgroup

2D Digital Mammography is the most common breast imaging method used in Australia, however research shows it has some limitations. It can miss some cancers and produce false positives as structures can overlap and normal tissue may appear as abnormal, leading to further testing and unnecessary patient anxiety. Breast Tomosynthesis or 3D Mammography uses newer technology to help reduce detection challenges with conventional 2D Mammography. In Australia 3D/Tomosynthesis Mammography exams are typically used for diagnostic testing of higher-risk patients compared with 2D Mammography. 3D Tomography is available at our Grafton and Lismore branches.  ...