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Guidance for steroid injection therapy & COVID-19 vaccine administration

12:08 20 April in Referrer Information by ncradgroup

Following the COVID-19 vaccine rollout North Coast Radiology Group has updated its policy regarding steroid injection therapy in line with best available evidence. There is currently no direct evidence to suggest that a corticosteroid injection before or after the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine decreases the efficacy of the vaccine. However, based on the known timeline of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression following spinal and musculoskeletal corticosteroid injections, and the timeline of the reported peak efficacy of vaccines, physicians should consider timing an elective corticosteroid injection such that it is administered no less than two weeks prior to a COVID-19 vaccine dose and...


11:03 20 October in Company News, Patient News, Referrer News by

CT NOW OPEN GOONELLABAH North Coast Radiology Goonellabah is proud to announce the addition of a brand-new CT scanner to our service.   The state-of-the-art Cannon CT technology aims to optimise scanning for our patients and offers Low Dose CT scans. A CT Scan is used to look at the internal structures of the body. Both soft tissues (eg brain, liver, kidneys, lungs) and bone can be seen. The images are cross-sections of the body, and the CT computer generates a great variety of images, based on what the doctor is looking for. The Goonellabah branch is a comprehensive practice offering CT, OPG, Xray,...

Medicare Eligible MRI Liver Bulk Billed at NCR

15:45 14 May in Company News, Referrer News by

Medicare Eligible MRI Liver Bulk Billed at NCR The Federal Government has announced three new Medicare item numbers covering contrast enhanced MRI liver scans, effective 1 May 2019. North Coast Radiology St Vincents rooms now offer this service under a bulk-billed status. MRI produces multi-plane images of the liver and it’s surrounding structures. These images can demonstrate the extent and, often tumour type of a lesion and its association with the surrounding hepatic system. Comprehensive images of the liver are achieved with MRI that compliment other radiological investigations such as CT scans or ultrasound when making a definitive diagnosis. Primary Liver Cancer and Colorectal Metastasis Colorectal...

We are open!

13:05 01 April in Company News by ncradgroup

Important information Attending a North Coast Radiology clinic during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation North Coast Radiology Group continues to provide trusted analysis, excellence and compassionate care to our patients during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis with an unwavering commitment. We continue to participate in consultation with the Department of Health (Australian Government) and local health authorities to ensure we follow their advice and guidance in maintaining the highest level of safety and quality for our patients and staff. Please be assured we have industry-leading infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) management in place, in order to care for our patients to the highest...