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Western Health radiology services including ultrasound

introduction

  • Director of Medical Imaging is Dr Marcus Mykytowycz, appointed Dec 2011.

Sunshine Hospital

  • limited radiology department co-located with ED
  • 64 slice CT scanner
  • ultrasound service 9-5pm M-F only, and emergency bookings only on Saturday
  • MRI scanner M-F
  • nuclear medicine M-F
  • radiology registrar phone after hours: 57223

Western Hospital

  • interventional radiology service
  • ultrasound service 9-5pm M-F only, and emergency bookings on Sun am
  • MRI scanner M-F
  • nuclear medicine M-F
  • radiology registrar phone after hours: 57223

referrals for ultrasound from ED

for patients remaining in ED

  • create order in EMR
  • for urgent USS and a pre-booked ED or SSU slot is not available or not appropriate, call radiology reg for approval noting there is no USS generally available on Sundays at SH
  • for pre-booked slots see below

for patients being discharged home and requiring USS at Sunshine Hospital rather than via GP

  • create order in EMR
  • print order, fax to 51790 and give paper order to patient
  • pre-booked USS spot:
    • there are specific booking slots allocated for main ED patients - the booking sheet is in main ED for the Monday morning 10:45 or 11:15am slots (place Bradma onto booking sheet for the slot)
    • there are specific booking slots allocated for main ED patients - the booking sheet is in main ED for the Monday - Saturday morning slots (place Bradma onto booking sheet for the slot)
  • no pre-booking slots available:
    • ask patient to call US Sunshine Medical Imaging 8345 0351 on M-F office open hours to make an appointment

Sunshine ED ultrasound bookings

List Availability When to Use it Radiology Reg approval What to do
SSU Mon-Sat 2 spots every morning Patient in SSU- not admitted under a unit. For management decisions Not needed Create EMR request; Patient label on the template; SSU HMO takes to radiology every morning by 8.15am (9am Sat?)
Main staff base Saturday list 3 patients Patients seen on Fri night /Sat morning needing u/s to make management decision. Either discharged or still in the main ED Not needed Create EMR request; Put Label on the template; If discharged home, print out EMR and give to patient with allocated time; Ultrasonographer usually picks up list by 11am; if not make sure it is handed into u/s.
Main staffbase Monday list 2 patients Seen Sat night or Sunday. For management decision but not unwell. Not needed As above; Please fax template to u/sound
No list but urgent scan needed Patient critically unwell or need urgent u/s that day eg ectopic YES Create EMR request and then call radiology registrar
No list Mon-Thurs A/H not in SSU, non-urgent scan Patient not unwell; Can wait to have u/sound Not needed Create EMR request as outpatient; Print and give request to patient. Patient can ring up radiology the next day for appointment.
prov/vic/wh/radiology.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/24 13:52 by gary1