New independent radiology practice opens in East Fremantle
Medical imaging technology has revolutionised health care over the past 30 years, allowing doctors to find disease earlier and improve patient outcomes.
Just think, where would we be today without the X-Ray, ultrasound, CT scan or other state-of-the-art “insights” into what is happening inside our bodies? It’s a hugely important field, an essential aid to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. It requires skill and training to make, and most importantly to “read” the images, giving doctors the information they require to treat you accurately. Whether you are a young child with cancer or a grandmother who just wants to make sure she’s in good health, medical imaging helps detect and diagnose disease at its earliest, most treatable stages and guides physicians and patients in determining the most appropriate and effective care.
Integrated Radiology is an independent radiology practice operated by sub-specialist radiologists, radiographers and sonographers, which offers a comprehensive range of imaging services to the south-western suburbs of Perth. The practice has a dedicated team of skilled professionals who are passionate about delivering best-practice standards to patients. With state-of-the-art brand new equipment, the clinic has installed the latest GE modalities for high resolution and lowest dose radiation per examination.
“Radiology saves lives. The population should be informed about the importance of diagnostic imaging.”
“Our technologies are fundamental to current standards of care. By catching disease early, reducing the need for invasive, in-patient procedures and facilitating shorter recovery times, medical imaging saves money and improves efficiency in the health care system. Medical imaging and image-guided therapy help patients avoid or limit more invasive procedures and return to their everyday lives more quickly.” says Dr Daniel Wong.
All the radiologists at Integrated Radiology also consult at Royal Perth Hospital where they are actively involved in teaching and training. Bringing their experience and passion to an independent practice is enormously rewarding for all of them. Planning for an MRI machine in 2018 is on the horizon.
And with the incredibly rapid pace of technological advance, radiology can now even deliver treatments for many of the musculoskeletal ailments that plague us.
In addition to all the usual tests you would expect to find at a radiological clinic, Integrated Radiology also offers specialised interventional musculoskeletal procedures. These services include “lubricant” injections for osteoarthritic knees, radiofrequency therapy for back, knee and foot pain, and platelet rich plasma injections for tendon injuries (eg. chronic tennis elbow, Plantar fasciitis), and osteoarthritis of knees.
Although corticosteroid injections are frequently the first type of injections patients are referred for, in some cases, the benefits are short lasting or unsuccessful. The availability of these other interventional therapies opens up the possibility of managing pain without chronic use of oral painkillers, and provides another option for patients unwilling or physically unable to have surgery. In other situations, it may be a step before considering surgery. In all situations, lifestyle changes and holistic management are strongly encouraged.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Australia. Over the years, the assessment and management of people without known heart disease has evolved to include a calculation based on risk factors such as smoking and cholesterol levels. Coronary artery calcium score is a non-invasive measurement of heart vessel calcification using computed tomography (CT). It’s a marker of atherosclerotic plaque levels and an independent predictor of future heart disease. It can be considered as ‘individualised heart disease risk scoring’ especially for those who have no symptoms, no known heart disease and are aged between 45 and 75 years old.
Integrated Radiology is proud to be able to offer the CT coronary artery angiogram –a specialised test that uses dye to look at the heart blood vessels and assess their degree of narrowing. These tests allow your doctors to improve and fine tune their ability to screen for and manage heart disease. Please consult your doctor to see if these tests would be suitable for you.
For all enquiries, please contact Integrated Radiology today. Conveniently located in East Fremantle’s new shopping precinct, with free 3-hour parking at the rear.
X-ray’s, CT scans & ultrasounds. Specialised musculoskeletal injections and interventions, cardiac and vascular imaging.
For bookings & appointments – 6244 3344
Suite 112 / 1 Silas St, East Fremantle