Welcome to the information webpage of the Medical Imaging Department of the Royal Children's Hospital. The department's team consists of medical imaging technologists, nurses, clerical staff, radiologists, reception staff, and radiology assistants.
The Medical Imaging Department is a specialised department that aims to provide the best possible medical imaging for children with minimal irradiation and discomfort. The imaging is performed with specialised paediatric techniques and modern equipment in the best possible surroundings.
The department provides:-
We also provide imaging services to assist surgeons and other doctors during some interventional and surgical procedures.
The Medical Imaging Department is located on the Lower Ground level, near the Green lifts (in the East building).
The department has wireless digital and CR (Computerised Radiography) imaging systems for conventional X-rays. All other imaging modalities acquire the medical images in a digital format. Instead of viewing hard copy films by holding them up against light, the images are reviewed and reported on a high resolution computer monitors. Digital images are stored in a central location and readily viewed in the Medical Imaging Department, in the wards and even remotely by doctors needing to view images while away from the RCH campus.
The Royal Children's Hospital Medical Imaging Department has 6 general Paediatric Radiology fellowship positions. The general positions are suitable for radiologists who have completed their basic training in Diagnostic Radiology and want to gain experience in paediatric Medical Imaging. Positions start in February and July of each year. The positions are also suitable for candidates who have already completed a fellowship training year in paediatric radiology and wish to spend a second year developing subspecialty skills and being involved in research.
The Medical Imaging Department is accredited for Diagnostic Radiology training by the University of Melbourne. Fellows receive training in all aspects of paediatric radiology, and are actively involved in the clinical and administrative work of the department. Active research is encouraged and fellows have allocated time for research and administration. Candidates must be eligible to register with the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria, and have completed their general radiology training. A proof of proficiency in English is a prerequisite for Medical Registration and employment at RCH.
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This department is mainly funded by government revenue. However, private patients will be billed for their examinations. This money is used for ongoing expenditure, research and new equipment.
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Telephone +61 3 9345 5522
50 Flemington Road Parkville
Victoria 3052 Australia