CT COMES TO TOWN!

CT – Computed Tomography, previously referred to as a ‘CAT scan’ is one of the most sophisticated equipment in medical imaging. A CT Scan helps doctors to diagnose thousands of Australians each day with complex bone fractures and tumours, in all parts of the body. A CT machine uses x-rays and a computer to create pictures of human organs, bones and other tissues throughout the body, showing more detail than a general x-ray.  

Helping to shape the future of medical imaging is local business, Lake Imaging. You may have attended this radiology clinic for an x-ray or ultrasound at the Bacchus Marsh Hospital, but you never would have had a CT scan there before. 

Until now… 

Lake Imaging have recently invested over $1M into upgrading their radiology department at the hospital, bringing the people of Bacchus Marsh and surrounds, access to a local CT Scanner for the first time in history. No longer will patients need to travel to Melton for these services. 

As part of the refurbishment, Lake Imaging also purchased a brand-new digital x-ray machine and dental imaging equipment. Alongside the new Ultrasound, equipment installed a year ago, the community of Bacchus Marsh now has access to latest in medical imaging technology for all examinations on their doorstep. 

Lake Imaging General Manager, Dan Hilbert says “the people of Bacchus Marsh now have access to state-of-the-art equipment, providing more advanced image quality than before, faster scanning times and better access to appointments. Patients can be reassured that we are committed to bulk-billing all patients with Concession/Health Care/Pension Cards for Medicare-eligible scans, including all CT examinations”. 

With a current population of around 34 thousand people residing in the Shire of Moorabool, forecasted to double over the next 20 years, it is vital that residents have access to quality medical services.   

In addition to keeping up with the latest technology, Lake Imaging have also created a results mobile APP and web portal for patients to be able to view their images from their smartphone or computer. For more information or to download the APP, visit www.lakeimaging.com.au. 

From July 1st, Lake Imaging are extending their opening hours to Monday to Friday, 830am to 5pm.  

Phone 5367 9144 to make an appointment at Lake Imaging, Bacchus Marsh Hospital.