Our Technology

Leading Innovation In Medical Imaging

Lake Imaging is committed to investing in state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure and technology. Similarly, we provide our staff with ongoing training and professional development. Together, this ensures our clients receive high-quality services and the best patient care.

We regularly review our equipment portfolio. Then we invest in new equipment and better ways to deliver our services to ensure we remain at the forefront of medical imaging in Australia.

Future planning includes assessing our practice locations to expand with population growth projections. As new communities are settled, Lake Imaging plans to serve these people accordingly. Patients and referrers will enjoy convenient access to the diagnostic imaging expertise they rely on.

Digital Image and Electronic Report Delivery

In 2002, Lake Imaging led the charge in electronic delivery of images and reports to referrers. Lake Imaging was the first private radiology provider in Australia to do so.

Since then Lake Imaging have continued to invest in the latest picture archiving and communication system (PACS). PACS is an economic and efficient method of storing digital images and transmitting electronic reports.

PACS is a web-based technology that combines four key components:

  • Multiple imaging modalities (e.g. x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound)
  • A secure IT network
  • Multiple workstations for diagnosis and review
  • Secure archives for image storage, retrieval and backup

Our advanced PACS enables staff and referrers print hard copies as required. They can conveniently access images and results from any authorised remote location. Plus, they can manage and compare multiple examinations and associated results over time.

PACS resolves past issues such as lost previous reports and lost images. It’s no longer necessary to repeat x-rays when patient reports or films go missing. PACS allows staff to perform seamless quality control and quality audits, ensuring excellence in our health care services.

The ultimate benefit of digital infrastructure, and our advanced PACS network, is that images and results of a patient's test can be forwarded, within 15 minutes of the test completion, to the referring doctor. For urgent studies, multiple doctors involved in a patient's care can review images immediately. The doctors, together, can then make the best treatment decision for the patient. When every minute counts, this is extremely beneficial.

State-of-the-art Technology

Medical imaging is rapidly evolving. A significant investment in the latest technology is vital to provide the best level of service and care.

At Lake Imaging we value giving our patients access to services using cutting-edge technology. Our ongoing investment in quality radiology equipment ensures patients and referrers receive services equivalent to leading international medical facilities. We continually review the diagnostic requirements of our medical community. We invest in new technology when there is a need for advanced imaging modalities or newer, better equipment.

Staff Training In New Technologies

Implementing new technology requires all Lake Imaging staff to gain important education and operating knowledge.

Using a well-researched, careful approach, we train our staff in new equipment and/or software programs to achieve the best possible imaging outcomes for our patients. Investing in staff education is a core value within the Lake Imaging practice.

Our radiologists also maintain continuous education to ensure they are at the forefront of technological advances. Our radiologists provide a wealth of experience across a full range of imaging modalities. Each has gained sub-specialty training and expertise, both in Australia and overseas, to support all imaging services offered by Lake Imaging.