The Princess Alexandra Hospital Medical Imaging Department is one of the largest Radiology Departments in Queensland. With a range of state of the art equipment, we provide diagnostic imaging to South East Queensland as well as multidisciplinary review of imaging performed at sites throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales. With an estimated catchment population of 1.6 million the 780 bed hospital functions as a major trauma, transplant and tertiary multidisciplinary referral centre requiring imaging and review of a vast number of pathologies.
Our department consists of a team of dedicated subspecialist radiologists and radiology trainees, radiographers and technologists, physicists, specialised nurses, administration and research staff who are committed to providing exemplary care to our patients.
With more than 20 staff specialists, the Radiology team provides expert subspecialty knowledge for the diverse range of services provided by the hospital. The department maintains strong interdisciplinary links and collaboration with other clinical departments, including attending 20 regular clinical and multidisciplinary meetings.
The department is also a RANZCR training hub with a large registrar cohort comprising more than 25 registrars both on site and distributed throughout radiology departments in South East Queensland and Townsville.
The department consists of:
- five ultrasound rooms
- six general radiography rooms
- five CT scanners (including a PET CT)
- three MRI scanners (including PET MRI with both 1.5T and 3T scanners).
We provide routine diagnostic scans and employ current technology to provide dual energy CT imaging, cerebral perfusion imaging and functional cerebral MRI.We perform a range of cardiac imaging including coronary calcium scores, CTCA, TAVI work up and cardiac MRI. Pre-procedural imaging is also performed to assist other departments including stealth imaging prior to neurosurgical and gamma knife procedures.
Vascular and interventional radiology
Perform a range of procedures including neurointerventional, vascular, vascular access and hepatobiliary interventions.Ultrasound and CT guided injections, biopsies and drainages are also performed daily.
Nuclear medicine and PET imaging
We provide a range of nuclear medicine and PET studies, with two gamma cameras with SPECT, BMD and PET CT and the first clinical PET MRI in the Southern hemisphere. With a cyclotron on campus we use many radiotracers including FDG, PSMA, DOTATATE and more.
We work in conjunction with the specialty teams throughout the hospital and the Translational Research Institute, located with the Princess Alexandra Hospital grounds, to provide imaging for clinical trials and academic research whilst undertaking audits and research projects within the department.