If you have a referral for an X-Ray, CT or MRI, Brighton Radiology from a doctor or specialist, Brighton Radiology can assist you. If you don't have a referral, however, we can also help. Particularly if it's after hours or on the weekend and you can't get to your normal doctor.
The referral process is simple for patients, as well as practitioners who want to refer patients to Brighton Radiology.
What’s more, it’s quick and can potentially speed up your assessment time by weeks.
If you don’t have a referral from a GP, chiropractor, physiotherapist, osteopath or medical specialist it’s not a problem. You can still use Brighton Radiology’s clinical service and get your pain or injury assessed here by a qualified rehabilitation and sports practitioner.
As part of our clinical service, patients without a referral are provided with a consultation (fee applies) to thoroughly assess and better understand their pain or injury. If required, we can then arrange for the an X-Ray, CT or MRI scan, if required, to be performed here.
Most importantly, following any radiology or MRI scans and subsequent interpretation of these scans by our specialist radiologist, management of your pain or injury can begin fairly quickly. We also provide a spine and sports rehabilitation service at our Male Street Brighton Clinic, so in some cases we can start providing clinical care and advice immediately.
When you’re in pain this can make a huge difference!
When you refer your patient directly to Brighton Radiology, imaging assessment of your patient’s issue can be commenced quickly. In fact, we can often perform scans within a few days of us receiving the request form. Compare this to a patient who is referred by a GP to a medical specialist and then on to a Medicare-rebate service. This patient may have to wait up to eight weeks for an assessment.
For your patients and your practice, using our service can mean:
- More accurate clinical/imaging assessment of injuries and conditions.
- Overall assessment can be performed quickly.
- Injury/condition/pain management can typically begin in a shorter time-frame.