• Digital 3T MRI machine – The MRI machine installed at Calvary Hospital is the latest generation, offering Digital acquisition of images, leading to high image quality. 3 Tesla magnet strengthcreates a powerful signal, improving image quality. The wide bore of the machine (70 cm) increases patient comfort, especially forthose who might have experienced claustrophobia in older MRI units.
  • Prostate MRI with Guided Biopsy Service – UMI has emerged as a leading centre of Prostate MRI examinations to help in the diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. The advanced capability of the MRI machine enables a non-invasive scan technique.UMI is one of the few centres in Australia performing MRI Guided Prostate biopsies, enabling accurate targeting of the samples. A/Prof Rajeev Jyoti oversees all Prostate MRI procedures and is Director of the Asia Pacific Prostate MRI Course.
  • “Thin Client” PACS system – Visage is an easy to use tool for referring doctors to access images and reports on electronically as soon as the examination is complete. Easy access speeds up patient care.
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP) – The installation of UMI’s MRI machine at Calvary Hospital is a prime example of improving synergies between the public and private health systems, working together to achieve better outcomes.
  • Autologous Blood Injections – can be performed where indicated if conservative measures and steroid injections do not provide symptomatic relief of tendon injuries.
  • Breast MRI – Dr Jeremy Price is a well known expert in the field of Breast MRI, which is rapidly becoming a frontline tool for evaluation of Breast diseases, including Breast cancer.
  • Subspeciality Imaging – All Radiologists at UMI focus on a particular field of imaging, so patients have access to a broad range of skilled doctors.
  • Ultrasound and MRI Enterography – for diagnosis of bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease, avoids radiation associated with CT scan. Small bowel ultrasound offers the benefit of visualising peristalsis and systematic review of the bowel allows for localisation of tender areas.
  • Specialised applications – Cartilage Mapping to quantify knee degeneration, Liver Iron and Fat assessment, and accredited sonographers for Nuchal Translucency Obstetric Scans with Nasal Bone assessment.