There is bulk billing on some services during normal hours. All x-rays require a co-payment and the amount Medicare rebates is paid back directly into your bank account. All non-contrast CT scans are bulk billed provided you have a valid doctor’s referral and a Medicare card. All MRIs are not eligible for bulk billing and private practice fees apply. We can advise you of out of pocket expenses you’ll incur when you come in or if you phone prior to coming in.
We are open 7 days a week, 9.30 am to 9pm including most public holidays. All imaging is by appointment only. Phone 0417 160 912. We will request you take a photo of the referral and send it to the mobile number prior to the appointment time.
Yes, we do. Whether you have a referral from your GP or a specialist, Brighton Radiology can look after you.
No, you require a medical referral from a doctor or specialist for all CT scans.
If you do not have a referral for either x-ray or MRI we can examine you and provide the referral if appropriate. This means you can get your pain or injury assessed quickly. See our Referrals page for more information.
If you have been referred to Brighton Radiology, your doctor or specialists will usually know your X-ray results within one to two days. If you had an X-ray or scan at Brighton Radiology without a referral, we can usually provide the results quickly. In some cases, treatment can also begin quickly.
Unfortunately, no. Private health insurance will only cover parts of the costs if you are an inpatient in a private hospital.
X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs are safe diagnostic tools when used by healthcare professionals. X-rays and CT scans expose the body to ionizing radiation, which carries some risk, but the benefits normally outweigh potential harm. MRI, using magnetic fields, does not involve ionizing radiation, making it safer for routine imaging. The safety of these procedures depends on appropriate medical necessity, careful dose control, and patient-specific factors.
All patients need to pay for any out of pocket expenses on the day of their radiology service.
Appointments can be made by using our appointment request form then give us a call on 0417 160 912. After speaking with you we will request you take a photo on your phone and send via text to our mobile number. We will then ring you back to confirm appointment and provide you with additional information.