Men’s Imaging

The term men’s imaging is rarely if ever used in the medical imaging industry. At Southern Radiology we recognise the need for dedicated specialised services in this field.
The Southern Radiology Group proudly offers men preventative diagnostic testing as well as diagnostic studies for symptomatic conditions.

Prostate Imaging

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia:

Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer – equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year. One in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime1

1. The Prostate cancer Foundation – Prostate Cancer Studies http://www.prostate.org.au/articleLive/pages/Prostate-Cancer-Statistics.html


As with any cancer there is three ways to decrease the rate of death from prostate cancer: prevention; early detection and treatment, and successful treatment of advanced disease. At Southern Radiology we are working with prominent specialists in the field of prostate cancer to enhance diagnostic imaging specificity for detection and staging of prostate cancer.

Prostate medical Imaging and interventional services include:

  • High field 3T Prostate MRI including anatomical , diffusion and perfusion imaging
  • Spectroscopy scanning capabilities 
  • Prostate Ultrasound
  • Biopsy  – ultrasound guided

Vascular Imaging & Cardiac/Coronary Artery CT

The term cardiovascular disease is used to describe heart attack, stroke and blood vessel disease.

According to the Heart Foundation Australia:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) ….. is the leading cause of death in Australia, accounting for 34% of all deaths in Australia in 2006. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian nearly every 10 minutes.2

2. The Heart Foundation Australia – Cardiovascular disease statistics http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/Heart_Information/Statistics/Pages/default.aspx


Additional surveys, such as The National Health Survey, have shown that nearly twice as many males as females are affected by chronic coronary heart disease.

The Southern Radiology Group offer men a full array of cardiovascular imaging for important preventative scanning and diagnosis.

Vascular imaging services offered include:

  • Cardiac/Coronary Artery Computed Tomography (CT)*
  • Nuclear Medicine Cardiac scans
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Angiography  and angiography guided interventional procedures

*In order to maintain optimal patient care and superior diagnostic expertise the Southern Radiology group offers specialised Cardiac CT services in collaboration with cardiologists from Cardiac Imaging Associates. This combination of Radiology and Cardiology expertise ensures low dose technique, accurate scans, and comprehensive assessment and diagnosis.

Breast Imaging

Breast cancer in men is very rare condition; however the Southern Radiology group offers a comprehensive breast imaging service catering to the needs of both men and women. Examinations offered are:

  • Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI

Southern Radiology runs an accredited breast imaging service under the guidance of Radiologists and Radiographers with years of Breast Screen experience and post graduate professional development in the field.

Breast Interventional Radiology Services

Interventional services offered include:

  • Fine needle aspiration/biopsy
  • Core biopsy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Pre-surgical localisations- hook wire placement

About

Southern Radiology is a leading diagnostic imaging provider who is committed to providing prompt and professional care to both patients and referrers. We are one of the largest medical imaging providers servicing the southern, inner western and eastern suburbs of Sydney and led by our specialist diagnostic imaging radiologists, Southern Radiology provides you comprehensive diagnostic support across all imaging modalities.

Our services include diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, cardiac CT, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and obstetric and gynaecological imaging. The Southern Radiology network consists of private community and hospital based practices, as well as two imaging research facilities.

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