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Otago Radiology

Otago Radiology Ltd is a private company wholly owned by radiologists resident in Otago and Southland. Our main branch is in Dunedin, with sub branches in Balclutha, Gore, Clyde, Queenstown, Wanaka, Gore and Invercargill, known as Southland Radiology.

Otago Radiology is our provider for Xray and Ultrasound services at Clutha Health First by Otago Radiology staff. We use the CR/PACS system for imaging which was installed in 2008. We provide publicly funded examinations under contracts with the Southern District Health Board and Hospital Trusts at Gore Hospital, Clutha Health First, Dunstan Hospital and Maniototo Hospitals.


Services Otago Radiology Offers in Balclutha:

Xrays:
This is acquiring an image of specific parts of your body through the use of Xrays. A Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT or Radiographer) records the image. A Radiologist (a doctor with specialist training) interprets the film and sends a written report to your referring Doctor by mail, fax or email.

Ultrasound:  
The body can also be seen by creating images that do not use xrays, instead Ultrasound waves are used. This is the preferred way to examine babies before birth and often a number of abdominal and pelvic organs.

For further information on Otago Radiology, visit their website or telephone 0800 505 909.