In this section
Patients and families have a right to
receive information, ask questions, and raise concerns about their health care.
Effective communication between the patient and the health care team is
fundamental to informed decision-making for both parties. From the 1st of June 2016 the
Medical Imaging Department (MID) will implement a new consent procedure and document informed consent for
every examination. This is a legislative
requirement. Information for patients will be available on the MID website. Verbal or written consent will be obtained as necessitated
by the procedure type.
We must ensure;
The Radiation Medical
Practitioner is required to justify of all medical radiation procedures prior
to the scheduling of the examination as legislated in the Radiation Act. To
meet our obligations each referral must include the;
Including this information on every
referral will allow MID to process the referral in a timely manner.
If you would like additional
information on the consent procedure, justification or other Medical Imaging
activities please contact Dr Padma Rao, Director, Medical Imaging Department ext. 55237