The installation of a brand new, state of the art MRI machine and the upgrade of an existing 64-slice CT scanner in Booragoon will greatly benefit the local community in Perth’s southern suburbs, by facilitating faster, more accurate diagnoses for a range of complex health issues and alleviating the need for local patients to travel to hospital for MRI scans.
Located at Perth Radiological Clinic (PRC)’s Booragoon branch, the new General Electric 1.5T MRI will deliver exceptional high-definition image quality, increasing the likelihood of early diagnosis of a range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries and conditions. The new scanner will also allow doctors to undertake critical neurological investigations.
In addition, revolutionary new Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR) radiation reduction software has recently been installed on the clinic’s existing, high-quality CT scanner to improve image precision and dramatically reduce radiation dose.
Managing radiologist Dr Stephen Melsom said the addition of such advanced technology in Booragoon will improve both the region’s capacity to service the community and overall patient outcomes. “There seems to be a shortage of MRI equipment to provide for the local population in Perth, so the addition of this state of the art MRI at Booragoon is great news for patients as it will significantly reduce waiting times, allowing them to have their scans performed locally,” he said.
Perth Radiological Clinic is happy to accept referrals from General Practitioners for MRI scans at our MRI locations in Joondalup, Midland and now Booragoon.