Incorporating the latest in medical imaging technology, scans can now be completed faster than ever before with reduced radiation doses (please click read more to see a dose chart comparison) and improved image quality with new clinical applications.
Equipped with TwinBeam Dual Energy, our Radiologists will be better able to detect information that has until now, gone unseen. Dual Energy CT also helps define gout and kidney stone atomic composition. This can assist in planning the most appropriate treatment for patients.
X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so lungs look black.
The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for fractures (broken bones), but x-rays are also used in other ways. For example, chest x-rays to see the lungs.
The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is small. For example, a chest x-ray gives out a radiation dose similar to the amount of radiation you’re naturally exposed to from the environment over 10 days.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants. It’s also used to help guide injections, biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
This procedure requires some preparation. We will instruct you on how to prepare, including whether you should refrain from eating or drinking beforehand. Leave jewellery at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.
A healthy mouth, free of infections, injuries and other problems with teeth and gums, is important in maintaining your overall health.
Disease and other conditions can affect your dental health and dental problems can affect other parts of your body. Failing to properly care for your oral health may lead to other health problems.
We have state of the art dental imaging equipment to produce the highest quality of imaging at the lowest radiation dose.
Interventional radiology (IR) is a specialized field within radiology.
In interventional radiology (also called IR), doctors use medical imaging to guide procedures to diagnose and treat many kinds of conditions. Imaging modalities used include CT, and ultrasound.
Sports Imaging is the branch of radiology which caters for athletes of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic competitor, national footballer, serious marathon runner, recreational jogger and people who simply wish to improve their general fitness. Sports Imaging focuses on Musculoskeletal Imaging and interventional techniques. Whilst regular exercise is well known for its benefits, sporting activities can sometimes result in injury.
Sporting injuries are generally divided into two main groups: Those which are due to overuse i.e. repetitive action, such as tendinosis, arthritis and stress fractures. Those that are traumatic i.e fractures, torn muscle or tendons.
STAR Radiology have professionals that are experts in this field. Expertise includes musculoskeletal ultrasound, musculoskeletal Ultra Low Dose CT and pain management interventional techniques.
We have clinical specialisation in a number of areas, including diagnostic imaging for occupational workers and are highly specialised in the field of chest x-rays. We are formally endorsed by Lungscreen Australia, as a quality provider of chest x-rays for Coal Mine Workers, in line with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines requirements under the Coal Mine Worker Health Scheme. This relationship is based on our highly specialised and fully accredited Radiologists who provide diagnostic reporting and imaging, with an emphasis on occupational imaging. We also are specialists in imaging, specifically for Worker’s Compensation claims to meet clinical requirements in collaboration with WorkCover Queensland.