Urology imaging is performed by our medical imaging specialists, using a range of technology to create images that assist with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Our images are interpreted by our highly experienced team and supplied digitally to your physician or specialist.
Some common types of imaging required in the urology field include:
MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and PET are some of the technologies used.
Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art digital equipment including 1.5T MRI, 3T MRI, The revolutionary Force multislice CT with cardiac capability, ultrasound, and the latest in filmless digital reporting and image archiving and distribution to ensure the highest level of diagnostic service for urology patients.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which the distribution of a small amount of a radioactive compound injected into the body is imaged at the same time a low dose CT scan is taken. Envision continues to be at the forefront of medical imaging innovation with the introduction of the new Siemens mCT Flow PET-CT. The Siemens mCT Flow PET/CT is the first of its kind to offer personalised imaging, resulting in reduced scan time, a lower radiation dose and a better patient experience. The dual technology of our Siemens PET/CT scanner, located in Envision’s purpose build facilities opened in 2017, allows for the most accurate anatomical localisation of any significant pathology. This assists specialists with the most accurate cancer diagnosis, staging, and measuring the effectiveness of treatments.
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Envision is the only private practice with the new state of the art Siemens CT Somatom Force. Force mode scanning completes a study in less than a second, at even lower dose, providing better image quality. In addition, the protocols are personally prescribed by our radiologists to ensure extremely low levels of radiation, while maintaining optimal image quality. What remains the same is the high quality interpretation by specialists who are experts in their field. The low radiation that you receive from our multi-slice CT scans is comparable to many common dental X-ray series.
We choose Siemens CT scanners because they include control mechanisms that automatically adjust the radiation dose level to the patient’s anatomy, keeping dose to a minimum. It is similar to a highly sophisticated camera’s automatic exposure mode and delivers optimum low dose with high quality images.
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Envision has two high quality, modern wide-bore MRI scanners (1.5T & 3T). This ensures better images and a far more comfortable experience for patients than many other scanners in WA. Countless patients have experienced the positive difference we provide - our team of caring MRI technicians puts them at ease, even if they are anxious or have had a bad experience in the past. Most importantly, the excellent image quality allows for accurate diagnosis by our specialist MRI Radiologists.
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At Envision, the use of a hybrid scanner allows fusion with low-dose CT, allowing assessment of both structural and functional information in one study, greatly increasing accuracy and reducing scan times.
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Our up-to date ultrasound technology in three examination rooms is operated by Envision Medical Imaging’s highly experienced sonographers, each with over ten years experience in ultrasound imaging. Our sonographers specialise in vascular, musculoskeletal, obstetrics (pregnancy), paediatrics and general ultrasound.
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