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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.  ...

ZED – Secure access to Images anywhere, anytime

14:24 25 July in Referrer Information by ncradgroup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] North Coast Radiology Group are pleased to be able to offer this service that allows you to securely view and share radiology images on-line. There are three elements to Zed:  Zed GP Messenger, Zed Doctor and Zed Patient. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] Zed GP Messenger Reports delivered to a referrer by Medical Objects now contain a link at the bottom of the report so the images can easily be accessed without needing to login. The link at the bottom of the reports shows as Radiology Images. You can click on this link to view a "test" patient and see how it looks. If your reports are not delivered...

Multiparametric MRI of the prostate

13:37 24 July in Referrer Information, Referrer News by ncradgroup

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]As of 1st July 2018 Medicare have introduced new items for Specialist Referral of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI) of the Prostate for: men suspected of having prostate cancer (MBS item 63541) and men with low or intermediate risk prostate cancer placed on active surveillance (MBS item 63543) (click on links for detailed Medicare information on each item from MBS Online) For more information, please contact us[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="180px"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...