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State of the Art Technology
At Auckland Radiology Group our wide range of imaging services are designed to make your experience as stress-free as possible. We are constantly updating equipment as new technologies are developed, so you can be confident that your results are the best available, anywhere in Auckland. Our staff will make sure you understand your procedures, so that you feel reassured and comfortable throughout your visit.
Our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines are constantly updated and maintained, and our team is highly experienced – we’ve been providing services to the Auckland District Health Board for 20 years. This means you can be confident that your scan results are the best they can be.
MRI Scanners can be found in two of our branches: Remuera and Northern Clinic.
With our 64-slice CT scanner, you get faster scans, better image quality and a lower radiation exposure. CT scans are used to obtain images of the brain, head and neck, chest and abdomen, spine and joints, as well as specialised virtual imaging scans of the heart (calcium score and CT coronary angiogram) and bowel (CT Colonography).
Scintigraphy or 'nuclear medicine' allows for physiological functions in various parts of the body to be examined, efficiently, reliably and without pain. It is most commonly used for examinations of the bones, thyroid and kidneys.
Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency sound waves which reflect off different tissues in the body. These are then recorded and displayed as real time images on screen. Our skilled sonographers and radiologists use ultrasound for obstetric, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal, head and neck, and paediatric scanning. Ultrasound is also widely used for interventional procedures such as biopsies. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging, making it safe for children and pregnancies.
The full range of obstetric/pregnancy scans is available at Auckland Radiology Group branches across the region. Your scan will be performed by a skilled sonographer, who is allocated sufficient time to conduct the scan, and is then reported on by one of our radiologists.
Mammography is a simple and safe x-ray examination of the breast to screen for early signs of breast cancer. ARG has the latest in digital mammography and skilled and caring radiographers to perform the mammogram. Our expert radiologists are then on hand to interpret the images and liaise with your referring doctor.
Bone density tests are the most practical way to accurately measure the density of your bones. The examination estimates the amount of bone mineral content in specific areas of your body, including the spine and the hip. When bone density tests are repeated over time, they can help your doctor track your rate of bone loss. Bone densitometry is available at our rooms in Parnell, Henderson and Howick.
Our fluoroscopy equipment combines traditional fluoroscopic examinations such as barium meals and barium swallows, with more specialised procedures such as micturating cystourethrograms (MCU) in infants and Hysterosalpingography. Automatic exposure systems allow fluoroscopic procedures to be performed more rapidly and more accurately than with traditional equipment. Patient comfort is improved and the need for repeat examinations eliminated.
ARG is at the forefront of utilisation of modern developments in radiography, with state of the art DR systems in service at our large branches in Remuera and Northern Clinic, as well as advanced CR systems at all other branches. This technology allows immediate generation of a digital image, analogous to use of modern digital photographic cameras, resulting in many advantages.
A HSG is a simple xray examination of the uterus and Fallopian tubes, and may form part on an assessment for fertility problems. It involves an internal examination. It is similar to a smear test. Sometimes we use a small tube or catheter that we will place in the cervix or uterus. This test is available at our Royal Oak branch, and further information about the procedure or bookings can be made by phoning 09 624 2023.
Using modern imaging techniques, radiologists are able to perform a range of procedures under local anaesthesia, without the need for surgical incisions or general anaesthesia. Thus Interventional Radiology can in many situations replace more invasive and costly procedures with ones that are quicker, safer and cheaper to perform, usually without any overnight hospital stay.