Radiology, radiologists, ultrasound, Nuclear medicine

Radiology Services

Including diagnostic services such as x-rays, ultrasound, CT, CAT scan, CT angiography, MRI, mammography, bone scan, thyroid scan and PET scan. Also including interventional radiology, breast radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology specialists.

Diagnostic Radiology

The most common types of diagnostic radiology include: X-rays; ultrasound; computed tomography (CT), also known as computerised axial tomography (CAT scan); CT angiography (examining the heart and associated blood vessels); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); magnetic resonance angiography (MRA); mammography (examining breasts); nuclear medicine (with such tests as a bone scan, thyroid scan, and thallium cardiac stress test); and positron emission tomography (PET scan).

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a medical sub-specialty of Radiology which utilises minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists.

Breast Radiology

Procedures may include imaging techniques including X-rays (mammograms), ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for regular screening or detection of disease. X-rays, gamma rays and radioactive isotopes may be used for the treatment of disease.

Nuclear medicine

Treatment with nuclear medicine is based on the destructive power of radiation, which is used to remove unwanted, especially cancerous, tissues. The radiation used travels only a short distance, thereby minimising unwanted side-effects and damage to non-involved organs or nearby structures.

Radiation Oncology

The medical care and management of patients with cancer and other medical conditions through the conduct and supervision of radiation treatment, advice and provision of palliative care.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncology involves the treatment of cancer with drug therapy, including chemotherapy. Oncologists may specialise in specific types of cancer such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and so on.


Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs, structures and systems within many areas of the body. Ultrasound imaging, referred to as ultrasonography, allows an examination of soft tissues and body cavities, without using invasive techniques.