Dr Jones & Partners
Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging offers the highest quality of diagnostic and interventional radiology services.
Dr Jones & Partners is committed to being at the forefront of quality, technology, innovation and subspecialisation with leading radiologists in Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Oncologic, Interventional and Breast Imaging.
They are part of the I-MED Radiology Network, which is Australia’s largest private medical imaging network. The Network’s commitment to patient care is demonstrated daily throughout Australia in modern, technologically advanced practices staffed by highly talented imaging professionals.
Dr Jones & Partners specialises in:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a very powerful magnet and radiofrequency pulses to obtain high resolution images of the body eg. bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, brain tissue, spine, heart and pelvic organs.
Dr Jones & Partners invests in the latest 3T and 1.5T wide bore MRI systems ensuring we stay at the forefront of MRI technology and you receive the high standard of imaging services you expect.
A CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a medical imaging scan that uses a thin set of rotating x-rays to produce a digital cross sectional image of the body. To obtain these images an x-ray tube rotates around your body whilst you lie flat down on a moving x-ray table.
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used test to produce detailed pictures of the body in real time. It is performed by a sonographer, a specially trained technologist who takes the images. It uses high energy sound waves generated by the ultrasound probe. The returning sound waves generate images on the monitor which provides a record of the examination. It does not use radiation and is safe in pregnant women and children.
An X-Ray will give your Doctor important information about a particular part of your body to help with treatment.
The X-ray image is made when a small amount of radiation passes through the body and exposes the film on the other side. X-rays have energy that can penetrate deep into and through objects. Depending on the density of an object, an x-ray will pass through (skin and muscle) or be absorbed (bones and metal implants).
Nuclear Medicine is the branch of medical imaging that uses special radiopharmaceuticals to enable doctors to diagnose various conditions, and sometimes treat disease.
ET (or Positron Emission Tomography) is a branch of nuclear medicine imaging that uses special radio-active materials (positrons), in conjunction with a low-dose CT scan, to produce three dimensional images of the body.
PET is a very specialised imaging technique that has various roles including: aiding in the detection of cancer, staging cancers prior to surgery, monitoring the response to chemotherapy and also detecting the recurrence of tumours.
It is most commonly used for tumours like lymphoma, melanoma, bowel and oesophageal cancer and head and neck tumours but can be useful in a wide variety of other tumours and occasionally heart and brain imaging.
Dr Jones & Partners offer the latest in diagnostic breast imaging technology including mammograms, Volpara breast density software, tomosynthesis, ultrasound and biopsies including Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) or Core Biopsies. They also perform pre-operative localisation procedures such as carbon tracking and hookwire placement.
In addition to outpatient services they also hold daily breast clinics where the Breast Surgeon and Radiology team consult together to image and manage patients with breast symptoms or those who are at high risk of breast cancer.
Dr Jones & Partners have a team of specialised radiologists and technicians experienced in all facets of musculoskeletal imaging and image guided procedures.
They offer a range of musculoskeletal injections which vary in where we inject which may be into a bursa, joint, tendon or tendon sheath; and what they inject which may be corticosteroid (a powerful anti-inflammation), products derived from your own blood or other medications.
What other treatment options are available for musculoskeletal pain?
- Pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs
- Graduated rehabilitation programme
- Ultrasound guided injections
- Physical therapies like ESWT
A DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) scan is a means of measuring bone density.
The DEXA scan measures bone mineral density, to detect possible osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results from loss of bone mineral to a level which potentially increases the risk of fractures.
When the bone density measurements are obtained, they are compared against the normal population of people of the same age, weight, sex and ethnic background, and also against normal young adults.
Your doctor will then use the results to assess fracture risk and decide if any treatment is required.
An angiogram is an x-ray picture of the arteries supplying different parts of the body. X-ray contrast (an iodine-containing substance) is injected through a thin plastic tube (catheter) to outline the arteries. Common areas for an angiogram are legs, kidneys, head and heart.
There are several different types of x-ray your dentist or doctor may refer you for.
- Lateral cephalostat (CEPH)
- Intraoral views
- Cone beam VT
- Bone Age