Medical Imaging

Welcome to the Central Gippsland Health Medical Imaging Department.


Contact Us:

Phone: 51438620 (Option 4)

Fax: 51438691

No Appointments required for General or Dental X-ray.

Appointments are required for all other scans.

Referrals can be sent to the email address above or faxed to the department.

Referrals for MRI and Procedural work are required to sent to the department prior to appointment being given for protocolling.





CGH-Hospital 155 Guthridge Parade Sale Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.00pm
CGH-CBD Unit 4/396 Raymond St, Sale Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 5.00pm

Appointment required at this location only
45 Kent St, Maffra Mon, Wed, Fri 09.00am to 11.30am


Services Provided:

  CGH-Hospital CGH-CBD CGH-Maffra
General X-Ray X X X
Dental X X
Screening X
Ultrasound X X
Nuclear medicine X
Mammography X


Central Gippsland Health are pleased to offer the following Medical Imaging services.


Computed Tomography (CT or CAT)

Computed tomography (CT) is a diagnostic imaging test used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. The cross-sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images which can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on film or transferred to electronic media. CT scanning is often the best method for detecting many different cancers since the images allow your doctor to confirm the presence of a tumor and determine its size and location. CT is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.


Ultrasound (Sonography)

Ultrasound imaging uses a transducer or probe to generate sound waves and produce pictures of the body’s internal structures. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and provides a clear picture of soft tissues that don’t show up well on x-ray images. Ultrasound is often used to help diagnose unexplained pain, swelling and infection. It may also be used to provide imaging guidance to needle biopsies or to see and evaluate conditions related to blood flow. It’s also the preferred imaging method for monitoring a pregnant woman and her unborn child.


Magnetic Resonance (MR or MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the body’s internal structures that are clearer, more detailed and more likely in some instances to identify and accurately characterize disease than other imaging methods. It is used to evaluate the body for a variety of conditions, including tumors and diseases of the liver, heart, and bowel. It may also be used to monitor an unborn child in the womb. MRI is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.


X-Ray including Dental (Radiography)

X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body’s internal structures. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnosed fractured bones, look for injury or infection and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.


Mammography (Diagnostic)

Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early—before women experience symptoms—when it is most treatable. Mammography plays a central part in the early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before you or your physician can feel them. The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend annual mammograms for women over 40. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have a personal or family history of breast cancer should talk to their doctor about when they should begin screening.

Breastscreen appointments can be made on 13 20 50 or through the Breastscreen Victoria website



DEXA (Dual Emission X-ray Absorptiometry) or Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a scan that uses low-level x-ray imaging to determine the density, and therefore strength, of your bones.


Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive material, a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. It provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures to help diagnose many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other health conditions. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they may detect disease in its earliest stages when it is most easily treated.







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