Abdominal Imaging

Abdominal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which involves imaging the abdomen and pelvis, including the genitals, urinary organs and gastrointestinal tract, to diagnose and plan treatment for disease. Abdominal imaging radiologists use imaging to diagnose diseases of the: liver, bladder and kidneys prostate and uterus pancreas colon gallbladder adrenal glands. Abdominal imaging tests... View Article

Breast Imaging

Breast imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology. It involves a range of imaging procedures. Screening mammography is used to detect breast cancer via a low-dose X-ray before any symptoms are evident. This allows for early treatment and intervention. In Australia free breast screening is available to women aged 50-74 every two years. Diagnostic mammography... View Article

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology. A cardiac radiologist supervises or performs and then interprets medical images to diagnose diseases of the heart such as heart disease, leaky heart valves and defects in the size and shape of the heart. A cardiac radiologist uses imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound (echocardiograms), CT (computed... View Article

Emergency Radiology

Emergency radiology is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology. Emergency diagnostic radiologists are an integral part of a hospital’s emergency team and are directly involved in helping diagnose trauma patients.   Emergency radiologists use a range of imaging techniques to diagnose: Body trauma Heart and lung (thoracic) trauma and conditions Injuries and diseases of the central... View Article

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which involves ordering and interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease. Musculoskeletal imaging radiologists use: ● X-rays/plain radiography; ● Fluoroscopy (a continuous X-ray that creates moving images of the functioning of joints and soft tissue); ● CT (computed tomography)... View Article


Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which focuses on diagnosing abnormalities of the head, brain, spine and neck using a range of neuroimaging techniques. Neuroradiologists interpret neuroimages of the brain, spine and spinal cord, face and neck and peripheral nerves to diagnose strokes, tumours, genetic conditions, aneurysms, Alzheimer’s Disease and many other neurological conditions.... View Article

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