Revolutionising the face of radiology
As medical imaging continues to undergo rapid change we pride ourselves on being at the forefront in all areas, and in particular technology. We are committed to implementing the latest digital radiology across our entire network and leveraging the myriad benefits this will bring to our referring doctors, their patients and our staff.
Advanced technology, superior clinical outcomes
Maintaining our position at the cutting edge of technology is an important part of our service delivery, enabling us to ensure superior clinical outcomes in a cost effective and efficient manner.
I-MED Radiology Firsts: Continuous Investment in Technology
- 2002 - First private operator of PET/CT
- 2008 - Digital distribution of images to referrers
- 2007 - Adopted of 3Tesla MRI technology
- 2011 - Introduced 3D imaging capability for Mammography services across the network
- 2013 - Undertook network wide roll out of low dose CTs and began research on MRI techniques for prostate cancer
- 2013 - Introduced world first advanced ultrasound technology
- 2015 - Introduced first research grade advanced 3Tesla MRI into private clinical practice
- 2016 - Introducing functional MRI and PET prostate imaging
Integrated Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving Communications System (RIS/PACS)
The I-MED Radiology Network has a state-of-the-art RIS/PACS system and digital imaging technology across the entire network allowing for the distribution, storage and retrieval of all our digital images. This integrated system provides our radiologists with rapid access to reports and recent prior images for comparative purposes.
The RIS/PACS delivery and information platform captures all images in a digital format, facilitating image manipulation and enhancement, significantly improving diagnostic capabilities.
I-MED Online 2.0
Developed for referring practitioners, our bespoke viewing platform I-MED Online 2.0 gives practitioners fast access to patient images and reports on tablet, mobile or desktop.
I-MED Online 2.0 comes with a built-in viewer, so there is no software to download – practitioners need only broadband service and a computer for the initial account set up. Once their account is set up, referring practitioners can access patient images and reports from work, from home, or on the move. I-MED Online2.0 allows images and reports to be viewed simultaneously, via the built-in viewer (optimised for speed) or with InteleViewer (for complex image manipulation).
I-MED Online 2.0 uses secure encryption technology to maintain patient privacy, complying with the latest Australian privacy and data storage laws.
Our Referrer Support Line is another innovation, helping our practitioners solve any technical issues they may have via a help line, chat line and email reply service.
I-MED Online 2.0 App
New I-MED Online 2.0 has an integrated App, giving practitioners access to quality patient images and reports anywhere, any time. The App is designed for both iOS and Android devices, and with more than 6,000 App users already signed up across Australia, is proving to be a very useful resource tool for practitioners.
I-MED Online 2.0 is being rolled out across the I-MED Radiology Network. To find out more about I-MED Online 2.0 in New South Wales and Queensland, click here.
To access I-MED Online Queensland, click here.
Latest imaging equipment
The I-MED Radiology Network is committed to providing the very latest imaging equipment across our network. Currently we operate approximately 40 high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) units, including nine 3Tesla magnets, with the capability for breast and other specialist imaging including gynaecological and abdominal.
The network also has more than 135 CT scanners, including cardiac imaging scanners, and 52 nuclear medicine facilities including four Medicare eligible PET/CT facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.
I-MED’s use of teleradiology sees the Network move a whopping six to seven terabytes of information and medical images every week across its network. MRI, ultrasound and x-ray images can be taken in one location and analysed by a radiologist in another, effectively sharing expertise, smoothing workloads and providing services to patients in rural and remote settings. It also means images can be sent instantly to referring doctors for faster patient notification and treatment.
I-TeleRAD is the I-MED Radiology Network’s teleradiology reporting service, one of the largest and most sophisticated systems of its kind in Australia.
We have also introduced a virtual 3-D Lab comprising centrally based servers with highly advanced software that enable instant computer-aided diagnosis and reporting of patient MRI and CT scans. The new development will allow radiologists at any of I-MED’s 180 clinics access to the latest and most comprehensive advanced imaging tools, ultimately improving diagnostic accuracy and patient outcomes.