X-Rays are used to provide information about bones, joints, soft tissue and air (lungs/bowel gas).
At In-House Radiology, we utilise digital X-ray to ensure the lowest radiation dose is given and operate according to the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle.
Ultrasound is a safe diagnostic tool that uses no radiation. It works by sending high frequency sound waves into the body and creates an image from the returning echoes. It can be used to assess almost any part of the body and has the advantage of providing real-time imaging.
At In-House Radiology, we utilise the latest GE ultrasound equipment and our sonographers are highly trained and ASAR accredited in all aspects of ultrasonography.
An OPG is a panoromic dental X-ray used to image the mandible, maxilla and teeth.
Doppler is a type of ultrasound used to look at blood flow to check for any blockages or narrowing in the arteries. It is also used to assess for blood clots (DVT) and varicose veins and is often used in obstetric ultrasound to assess different parts of the fetus and umbilical cord.
At In-House Radiology, we provide a variety of Doppler studies including:
- Carotid Doppler
- Leg arteries
- Leg veins (looking for DVT or varicose veins)
- Renal arteries
- Umbilical artery Doppler
Fibroscan is a specialised type of ultrasound used to measure the stiffness of the liver. It is non-invasive and used in the early detection and grading of cirrhosis (liver scarring). In-House Radiology are proud to be the first radiology company to introduce this procedure locally to the Macedon Ranges community.