ABOUT ALFRED RADIOLOGY

The Alfred Hospital has long had one of the most experienced and advanced radiology departments in the country.  Now through recent exciting developments, Alfred Radiology can offer this state of the art radiology service to the general public.

The opening of the new $90m Alfred Centre, on the corner of Punt and Commercial Roads in Prahran, just minutes from the city, has doubled our radiology capacity and facilities.  Alfred Radiology can now operate as a ‘one stop’ service, minimising the need for multiple hospital visits.

Boasting facilities such as Australia’s first completely robotic digital radiography room, Alfred Radiology’s processes are also now state of the art. Patients can be referred directly by their own GP prior to visiting a specialist, and most services for external referrals are bulk billed (excluding GP referred MRI).  On-site parking is available, entry via Centre Lane off Commercial Road.

Goals

At Alfred Radiology our patients are our priority, and we aim to provide a first-class service that is second to none.

This is made possible through our continuous research, enabling us to provide innovative and advanced procedures for all of our patients.

At Alfred Radiology, we strive to provide patients with their answers faster. To achieve this, we have reduced patient waiting times by providing scheduled appointments, and have implemented a service where patients and their doctors can view their test results on CD or via email.

Achievements

As a part of one of Australia’s leading hospitals, Alfred Radiology has likewise achieved a position of leadership in our field.

Alfred Radiology is a fully accredited DIAS (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme) radiology department in Australia in a major teaching hospital, a tribute to our community of intelligent and dynamic staff, devoted to caring for patients’ needs.

With the opening of the new Alfred Centre, Alfred Radiology can now offer state of the art radiology services to the general public.


Research

The Research Unit for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology has experienced a rapid growth over the past four years, and is the first Radiology Research Unit in Australia.

Our mission is to develop Alfred Radiology as a centre of excellence in imaging, image guided interventional radiology, quality of care, education, and business management.  A central focus of the unit is to establish collaborative projects in basic research and product development.

The unit was established, and is continuing to be supported by, funding from the Alfred Research Office.  To date the unit’s activities have been predominantly funded through sponsorship for clinical trials.  In 2007 funding was also received from the Australian Centre for Health Innovation.

Clinical Trials coordinated by the Research Unit are:

  • Clinical Evaluation of the Cook® Zenith® Flex AAA Endovascular Graft
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Cook® Zenith® TX2 Endovascular Graft
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Cook Renal Stent
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Cook Celect Inferior Vena Cava Filter renal Stent
  • PROTECT PROphylaxis of ThromboEmbolism in Critical Care Trial
  • CORAL Study (NIH funded): Comparing medication to medication plus renal stent for the treatment of hypertension in renal patients.
  • ADEP Study: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effect of Atorvastatin on Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers in Lower Extremity Atherosclerotic Plaque Excised from Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • CAFE Study: – Balloon vertebroplasty (kyphoplasty) technique for the treatment of spinal fractures in cancer patients

Staff Initiated Projects

  • Incidence of cervical discoligamntous injuries in intubated multitrauma patients:  A retrospective review with CT and MRI correlation 
  • Cervical spine clearance in unconscious traumatic brain injury patients: dynamic flexion-extension fluoroscopy vs CT with 3D reconstruction
  • Electronic medical device tracking system 
  • Splenic Embolisation in blunt abdominal trauma: is splenic function preserved?  A pilot study.
  • Follow–up survey and patient outcomes of Uterine Artery Embolisation  
  • Cerebral aneurysm coiling study
  • The value of post-operative angiography on clipped intracranial aneurysms
  • Follow-up survey and patient outcomes of vertobroplasty: The Alfred experience
  • Post-operative pain management in patients undergoing uterine artery embolisation for symptomatic leiomata
  • Failed retrieval of IVC Filters: Long term outcomes
  • Pilot study of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor blockade to avoid peripheral stenosis.
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in trauma patients
  • Correlation between MRI and operative findings in acute cervical spine injury: A retrospective review
  • Occipital condylar fractures - Incidence and clinical follow up: Focussed Assessment with Sonography for Trauma in an Australian Trauma Centre
  • Outcome Predictors in Acute Brain Injury
  • Non-Aneurysmal SAH study
  • Patient and Supply Chain Link System (PASCL)
  • Review of Gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy for Seminars in Interventional Radiology
  • Comparison of DWI and FLAIR in MRI of Diffuse axonal injury with clinical correlation.
  • Physical Modelling of Cerebral aneurysms (AVMs): Treatment and management of stroke due to cerebral aneurysms. Collaborative study with neurosurgery and CSIRO
  • Intimal Hyperplasia and Endovenous Injury following inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval
  • Role of Endothelial progenitor cells in peripheral occlusive vascular disease
  • Progenitor cells in patients with Arterio-Venous Malformations