Reactivating the Repat
Repat Radiology welcomes the start of Reactivating the Repat. If you are interested in information regarding this process click here.
For information on the forums being held in August and September please refer to the yourSAy page.
Business as usual
Repat Radiology will continue to remain on the Repat site in our present location. We are enjoying providing on going services to the southern health network such as the Rehabilitation Unit at ViTA, the Jamie Larcombe Centre, Marion and Noarlunga GP+, Noarlunga Hospital outpatients, Flinders Medical Centre outpatients and also the general community.
The recent news regarding services returning to the Repat site has been greatly received. Our management at Repat Radiology has been invited to be actively involved in the planning process of what health services will best fit the site. For further information about the Repat site, please refer to the below link:
Repat Radiology has recently updated our phone (08 7117 2500) and facsimile (08 7117 2525) numbers. These numbers are updated on the website and the old phone and facsimile numbers will continue to divert.
Repat Radiology – Providing a professional service and high quality patient care.
Services to continue
Services to continue after the RGH closure.
Repat Radiology will remain on site in our present location after the closure of the Repatriation General Hospital later this year.
Repat Radiology will continue to be a SA Medical Imaging site providing services for SA Health outpatients and the community.
We look forward to providing ongoing medical imaging services with an emphasis on high quality services and customer centred care into the future.
Repat Radiology will continue to bulk bill all Medicare entitled patients for examinations that have a Medicare rebate.
Repat Radiology - Providing a professional service with high quality patient care!
Improved Service with the Introduction of USB's.
As of Monday 1st of August, 2016:
Repat Radiology will now provide patients’ images on USB rather than CD resulting in a significantly faster image loading time and increase accessibility for all referrers.
Repat Radiology will now send a media mailer - containing the USB and report to the referrer's practice via courier by close of business the next working day. If the practice is connected to Medinexus, the referrer will receive the images and report through Medinexus as usual but the clinic will also receive a faxed report.
Enterprise System for Medical Imaging (ESMI)
New radiology system (ESMI) for Repat Radiology!
ESMI is a new system for Repat Radiology replacing the current Radiology Information System (RIS) and Patient Archive Communication System (PACS).
ESMI consists of a comprehensive patient management system for medical imaging incorporating a new RIS, PACS, voice recognition (VR) reporting software and billing revenue collection components.
ESMI provides access and visibility of patient images and results across SA Medical Imaging (SAMI), with 7 out 8 South Australian hospitals already deployed resulting in consistent and coordinated patient care.
All current referral practices and receiving of images and reports at Repat Radiology will remain unchanged.
For further information or queries please call Repat Radiology on 8275 1906.
New CT Scanner 2015
Repat Radiology is excited to announce we will be introducing a new CT scanner - The Toshiba Aquilion One – Vision Edition in mid July.
The Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a gantry rotation of 0.275 seconds, a 100 kw generator and 320 detector rows (640 unique slices) covering 16 cm in a single rotation, with the industry’s thinnest slices at 500 microns (0.5 mm). The system can accommodate larger patients with its 78 cm bore and fast rotation, including bariatric and patients with high heart rates.
The new scanner will be ready to scan patients from Monday 13th of July, 2015.
Repat Radiology will continue to Bulk Bill all Medicare entitled patients for examinations that have a Medicare rebate.
For more information about the The Aquilion One – Vision Edition and its many different technologies please refer to the CT Scanner Flyer.
For any queries regarding the Aquilion One Vision and the service Repat Radiology will be providing, please contact us via the website.
Transforming Health & Repat Radiology’s Services
At Repat Radiology our continuing vision is to provide the best and most progressive Medical Imaging service in Adelaide. Communication with our patients and referrers is imperative to Repat Radiology.
General information regarding Transforming Health can be found by accessing the Tranforming Health Website.
Through this transformation process Repat Radiology will continue to provide our excellent and efficient service to the community, further information regarding changes to services at Repatriation General Hospital can also be found on the Transforming Health Website.
Any comments or enquiries to Repat Radiology can be submitted via the website –http://www.repatradiology.com.au/contact_us
Repat Radiology Express Parking
Repat Radiology now has some dedicated car parking spaces behind 'The Repat Clinics building off Daws Road (gate 1).
Refer to Parking and Location page for details.
Ride4Repat - 2014
Ride4Repat was a challenging, 930km fundraising bike ride, that took place from 30 March to 5 April 2014 from the Repatriation General Hospital Daw House Hospice in Adelaide to Mt Gambier and return. It was made up of 18 cyclists including our own Sean Coveney from Repat Radiology, and eight support crew, with riders covering on average 130km a day.
Statistics from the ride:
- Time in the saddle 51hrs 41 Minutes
- Distance 948 kms
- Pedal strokes 109,849
The link below shows a video of day 3 and 4, when the cyclist rode in to meet the Mt Gambier scouts, and then began the return journey back to the Repat.
By day 6 there were some riders who were battling gastro symptoms, but all still rode on and completed the event, a testament to the comradery and spirit that had formed over the time on the road.
The event raised approximately $40,000 so far (with donations still coming in) which all went directly to The Repat Foundation and Daw House Hospice Foundation.
The Repat Foundation are using the money raised towards funding a portable gait analysis unit for OPSA (Orthotics & Prosthetics South Australia).
The Daw House Hospice Foundation are using the money raised towards funding a memorial tree statue and garden. The leaves from the memorial tree can be bought and engraved with tributes to those who have passed at the Hospice.
Funds raised from the previous ride in 2012 went towards a much-needed refurbishment of the hospice and a research grant for post-traumatic stress disorder in Veterans.
USB for Morphology Scans
Obstetric Ultrasound - New USB Keepsake For Morphology Scans
Since 2009, Repat Radiology have offered Dating, Nuchal Translucency and Morphology obstetric scans. This service is available through GP or specialist referral, and is bulk billed for Medicare entitled patients.
When patients have their Morphology scan, we now provide the patient with copies of some images and a short video clip on a keepsake USB. The USB's are of credit card style, and flip open as a USB. This offers a convenient and practical way of sharing images with loved ones. The USB is 2 GB and can be used for the patient to also add their own pictures. The USB Keepsake is for the patient and her family, it is not of diagnostic quality and should not be used as such.
Repat Radiology has a number of high end ultrasound machines with technology capable of 3D / 4D imaging in order to achieve high resolution images of the baby. In our dedicated obstetric room a wide screen monitor is also mounted so you can watch and be involved during the scan enhancing the bonding with baby.
Our Sonographers are highly skilled, experienced and motivated. They are all accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) and participate in continual professional development.
Dr Russell Morcom's Retirement
After 33 years of dedicated service Dr Russell Morcom retired on 8th August 2012.
Dr Morcom made a major contribution to the care of many patients at RGH, and they have benefited greatly not only from his expert skills as a senior interventionalist, but also from his compassionate and understanding manner.
Dr Morcom showed great commitment to ongoing education through regular meetings with specialty teams, his clinical guidance was of great benefit to the hospital.
All of us here at radiology wish Dr Morcom all the best in his retirement and we will miss him dearly.
Ride4Repat - 2012
Ride4Repat was a 7 day cycling trip, with 18 riders cycling from the Repatriation General Hospital to Mount Gambier and return, in total covering 950km. This was a charity ride to raise money for Foundation Daw Park and Daw House Hospice Foundation. There were overnight stops in Meningie, Kingston, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Keith and Tailem bend. During these stops there was great community support with dinners provided by local RSL, Lions and community groups.
So far the tally is over $50,000 raised with donations still being received.
We are very proud of Steve Jenke and Sean Coveney, both keen cyclists who work at Repat Radiology for their participation and commitment in the Ride4Repat.
New Interventional Suite
In 2011 Repat Radiology installed the Siemens Artis zee ceiling-mounted system for interventional radiology which features a large flat detector and allows easy patient access and full body coverage. The C-arm system along with the flat detectors technology allows us to produce traditional fluoroscopic and digital subtraction angiographic images as well as CT like images.
The Artis zee enhances the quality of care we provide to our patients through increased visualization of anatomy and therapeutic devices, along with a range of advanced 3D applications that allow us to reduce procedure time with greater precision. Another advantage of the system is the Siemens CARE program which combines a variety of cutting-edge radiation protection functions designed to reduce the radiation dose for the patient and the operator.
Image Gently: The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Paediatric Imaging
Repat Radiology has taken the pledge to Image Gently, we believe it is important to provide a safe, high quality service for all patients.
When visiting Repat Radiology for the first time, parents of younger patients will receive “My Child’s Medical Imaging Record”, this record is used to track the date, type of exam and where the study was performed.
This will be helpful to both care-providers and parents: tracking the numbers of radiological studies children are exposed to will inform treating physicians of recent similar exams, helping them to decide if exams are necessary and taking into account the issue of radiation safety.
Digital X-Ray and PACS
Repat Radiology currently has two Siemens Ysio digital radiography systems which produce high-resolution images within seconds of taking the image. Digital radiography uses detectors to capture images for diagnosis, eliminate manual activities such as cassette handling, thus allowing patients to be the focus, with faster treatment, reduced radiation dose and improved comfort.
The equipment is ergonomically designed and equipped with fixed flat detector and wireless mobile detectors with offer greater examination versatility and flexibility, thus increasing the quality of care for sick and immobile patients.
The systems utilise the Siemens CARE radiation protection program combines various advanced radiation protection functions designed to keep exposure levels as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
PACS - Picture Archiving Communication System
The PACS has been operational within RGH since December 2006. PACS is the global standard for the “on demand” delivery of patient diagnostic images and reports.
Repat Radiology and Flinders Medical Centre’s PACS are linked for radiology image viewing. The PACS is a computerised information system that stores and allows easy access to the patient’s medical imaging record.
Digital imaging and PACS offers greater flexibility and efficiency for the Radiologist and the referring doctor by;
- Reducing patient waiting times
- Immediate availability of images across departments and sites
- Shortened reporting turnaround times
- Images can be manipulated to provide optimum images
- Reducing amount of unnecessary radiation due to lost or unavailable films
- Reducing radiation dose to patient by way of Digital Radiography / Computed Radiography
- On-line access by for outside referring doctors to their patients images and reports
Repat Radiology uses PACS hardware and technology by GE HealthcareTM. The hardware consists of some of the most advanced servers and best medical grade monitors available anywhere in the world.