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Lake Imaging provides state-of-the-art medical imaging at 23 sites covering the Ballarat, Geelong and Western Regions. Our experienced and dedicated staff treat each patient with dignity and respect to ensure patients feel comfortable and safe when they come to us for imaging tests.

We, at Lake Imaging, provide a wide range of high-quality diagnostic imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), dental x-rays, dental CT (iCAT), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and interventional radiology. GPs and specialists choose Lake Imaging because we provide accurate and timely imaging services. 

  • Bone Densitometry DEXA

    Bone densiometry (or DEXA) is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that measures bone mineral density and determines the strength of bones. Certain medical conditions and medications can lead to a loss of bone density and osteoporosis, which is a gradual loss of calcium as well as structural changes. Bones become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break. As a doctor, you may wish to establish a baseline bone density for a patient, to determine any need for treatment or specialist assessment.

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  • CT Computed Tomography

    Computed tomography (CT) is a non-invasive medical test that helps diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT combines x-rays, an array of detectors that rotate around the body, and sophisticated computers to produce detailed cross-sectional images. At Lake Imaging we have the latest generation of multi-slice CT scanners, which resolve very high detail and allow reconstruction of 3-dimensional images. CT scans of organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide improved clarity and reveal more information than x-rays.

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  • Dental X-ray, OPG, i-CAT

    While dentists have adequate x-ray equipment to check teeth for common dental problems, you may choose to refer a patient to Lake Imaging for more advanced imaging, including OPG, cephalogram, TMJ x-rays or i-CAT.

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  • General X-ray

    The discovery of x-rays by William Roentgen in 1896 was one of the greatest breakthroughs in medical history. X-rays remain the cornerstone of medical imaging, also known as radiology, and are used to diagnose a diverse range of medical conditions, such as bone fractures, lung infections and tumours, kidney stones and bowel obstruction. X-rays are part of the radiation spectrum along with visible light or radio waves. X-rays pass through the body, which absorbs the radiation in varying degrees. Bone absorbs much of the radiation producing a white area on x-ray film, while soft tissues, such as muscle, fat and organs appear grey because these areas allow much of the x-ray to pass through. Air appears black because no radiation is absorbed.

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  • Mammography

    South Coast Radiology provide state-of-the-art breast imaging services including digital mammography, enabling advanced management and diagnosis of breast pathology in men and women. Mammography can show small cancers up to two years before a lump is palpable, and FNA will determine whether cancerous or benign.

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  • Interventional radiology

    Interventional radiology is a sub-speciality used to diagnose or treat abnormalities throughout the body. CT, fluoroscopy, mammography, MRI or ultrasound is used to guide needle or catheter (a narrow tube) placement. Interventional radiology can be used to diagnose or treat many conditions that once required surgery.

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  • Fluoroscopy

    Fluoroscopy enables radiologists to assess many body systems including bones, joints, lungs, the digestive and urinary tracts, and the reproductive system. Contrast media, such as barium sulphate and iodine-based dyes, are used to fill the area of interest, or outline soft tissue organs for more detailed visualisation and improved assessment.

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  • MRI Magnetic resonance imaging

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses an exceptionally strong magnet, radio frequency waves and a sophisticated computer to generate detailed grayscale images. At Lake Imaging, we accept MRI referrals from medical specialists, GPs, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.

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  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine provides unique functional and physiological information that enables doctors to diagnose medical problems. Registered referrers can access patients' nuclear medicine images and reports through our secure online archival system, or view the films we provide.

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  • Ultrasound

    Ultrasound imaging is a very useful, non-invasive imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce cross-sectional images. Lake Imaging invests in stat-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and advanced PACS to provide our referring doctors and their patients accurate and comprehensive ultrasound imaging.

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