While some injuries are caused by long-term issues and diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays and MRI scans, can wait until normal business hours, some injuries aren’t.
If your child has possibly fractured their arm in a playground fall, you’ve badly sprained your ankle playing sport, or you’ve fallen off a ladder at home, you want to receive diagnosis quickly, so that the best and most appropriate treatment can begin as soon as possible. You probably don’t want to wait until a clinic opens at 9am the next day!
At Brighton Radiology, we’re aware of this and that’s why, as well as opening during regular business hours, we provide an after hours x-ray and MRI service, for injuries and conditions that require urgent assessment. In most cases, you can come directly from the playground, sporting field or home and have your injury assessed straight away or perhaps only wait a short time.
Timeliness isn’t your only concern when you are injured, however. You want the reassurance of knowing that you’re getting the best care and that your health and safety is the priority:
• Brighton Radiology is a QIP Accredited Diagnostic Imaging Service. This Quality Innovation Performance accreditation provides patients with the reassurance that Brighton Radiology provides a quality service and makes patient health and safety the number one priority.
• For our x-ray services, we ensure the lowest possible exposure of radiation for patients. This is largely due to methodologies we have developed over many years. These methodologies ensure that x-ray images taken at our clinic generally produce a lower absorbed dose of radiation compared to many other medical x-ray services.
• Brighton Radiology uses Victoria’s only standing Brighton MRI machine to perform MRI scans. As well as being able to better determine some injuries and their extent, another advantage of the standing MRI is space for patients. In fact, if you’re having a scan on the lower part of your body, much of your upper body will be out in the open rather than being enclosed in a tunnel. This makes the standing MRI much better for people who suffer from claustrophobia and similar issues.
• We always take the time to explain what we are doing and why we are doing it, and will take the time provide extra support for people who are feeling anxious or uncomfortable about undergoing diagnostic imaging.