Radiologists are trained to assist other doctors and specialists to treat their patients by making a diagnosis using medical imaging. Radiologists have the medical knowledge to understand and explain patients’ medical conditions through images of the body taken during Radiology exams like X-ray, Ultrasound, Computerised Tomography (CT) and Mammography.
Radiologists may have various subspecialties of radiology such as breast imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal imaging, cardiac imaging, or paediatric (children’s) imaging.
HIS Radiologists have completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology and are recognised by Health Insurance commission as specialists.
Radiographers are technical staff who specialise in performing Diagnostic Imaging examinations. They assist the Radiologist in the operation of radiographic equipment to produce images. They are responsible for explaining and performing procedures with patients, who have been referred by a medical practitioner.
HIS Radiographers perform various exams including X-ray, Computerised Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Sonographers are specialists who perform Ultrasound examinations. Sonographers operate sophisticated electronic equipment which collect ultrasound "echoes" and Doppler signals to form images of many parts of the body. Sonographers also work collaboratively with radiologists and other physicians to ensure that ultrasound images are satisfactory for diagnosis.
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Our Nuclear Medicine Technologists have completed a four year degree in medical radiation science specialising in nuclear medicine and are registered with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
Using radioactive tracers and diagnostic equipment such as gamma cameras, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, they perform scans such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and DEXAs for diagnosis and treatment.
The technologist is responsible for the preparation of radioactive materials for injection and can administer them to patients via intravenous injection, ingestion or inhalation. They liaise with patients to explain the procedures, undertake the nuclear medicine procedure and then perform analysis of the tracers using diagnostic imaging equipment and computers.
Nuclear Medicine Physician
Our consultant Physicians in Nuclear Medicine are Fellows of either the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). They are Nuclear Medicine Specialists that have completed a further 7-8 years of training after they have qualified as medical practitioners and have each had extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of the contemporary (and traditional) practice of nuclear medicine. They provide a comprehensive personalised service to patients and assist other doctors and specialists to treat their patients by interpreting the nuclear medicine procedures.
Nurses in HIS practices provides for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the patient who is undergoing tests or treatment in a radiology department.
HIS Radiologic nurses have a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or equivalent and are licensed under the relevant State Nursing Council.
Medical Receptionists / Typists
Medical Receptionists perform administrative duties associated with the Radiology practice including booking examinations, filing medical records, completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments/follow-ups with patients, medical typing of patient examinations, billing and bookkeeping.
Typists assist Radiologists in producing reports which are sent to the referring doctors.