Healthcare Imaging Services
The ability to see inside the human body is becoming very advanced with technical developments in diagnostic imaging opening up a new realm of possibilities for detecting and treating diseases including interventional radiology which is the performance of medical procedures under the guidance of imaging technologies.
Primary’s Diagnostic Imaging division, through its brand Healthcare Imaging Services or HIS, operates a network of sites across the country, in partnership with over 120 independent radiologists who undertake a full range of imaging services including specialist women’s, cardiac, neurology, vascular, musculoskeletal and dental imaging.
HIS currently manages 141 sites in total with 62 stand-alone specialist and community imaging centres, 52 imaging facilities located in Primary’s medical centres and 27 imaging facilities located in private hospitals. Each year approximately 3 million radiography examinations are conducted in Primary’s sites by independent radiologists.
HIS provides professional and support services to radiologists enabling them to focus on the provision of quality care for their patients. HIS employs a highly trained team of over 1,900 radiographers, sonographers, nuclear medicine technologists, nurses, centre support staff and corporate staff.
The independent radiologists operating at HIS sites rely on HIS to manage and deliver a full suite of modalities including:
- Multi-slice Computerised Tomography (CT)
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
- Interventional radiology
HIS operates through its own brand and through a variety of geographically-based and speciality brands including:
- Queensland Diagnostic Imaging
- Mid North Coast Diagnostic Imaging
- Bridge Road Imaging
- River City Imaging