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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]...

Walk in Policy General Xray

12:33 24 July in Patient News, Referrer News by ncradgroup

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Examples of X-rays that may be suitable for walk in service: OPG XR Chest XR Knee XR Hand XR Ribs [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]North Coast Radiology Group offers a walk-in service for General X-ray and OPG. For the patient’s convenience, it is recommended they phone ahead or make an appointment if they have time restraints, limited mobility or require x-rays of multiple body areas. Examples of X-rays that may require a booking are: XR Full Spine XR Paediatric Head Skeletal Survey Paediatric Xray Patients with limited mobility[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Vascular Extremity Ultrasound

08:55 12 June in Referrer Information by ncradgroup

HELP US HELP YOU The information outlined in the flow chart below will save us having to contact you for clarification/new referrals or the patient returning to you with the incorrect examination performed. VASCULAR EXTREMITY ULTRASOUND Incomplete referral one Examination: Ultrasound Leg Arteries Is this asking for the Leg Arteries of one side or Bilateral Leg Arteries? Anatomical side/s must be indicated on the referral. Incomplete referral two Examination: Ultrasound Doppler Leg Is this arterial or venous? If venous, is it acute (DVT or SVT/STP) or chronic (VV or Deep Vein Reflux)? Acute venous studies are always examined ASAP so please ask your patient to book in Chronic Venous...

ILO Chest X-ray B Reader Reporting Now Available

13:06 16 February in Company News by ncradgroup

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ian Cappe is one of only thirteen Radiologists in Australia who have successfully completed the NIOSH B Reader examination; thereby becoming the only radiologist within NSW certified to classify chest X-rays for the identification of pneumoconioses using the International Labour Office (ILO) Classification system. Coal workers are at risk of developing pneumoconiosis from the cumulative inhalation of respirable coal mine dust over several years. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been pursing means to facilitate and standardize the evaluation of Chest images with ILO Classification. Qualified NIOSH B readers have demonstrated proficiency in...