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11 Tips for New FY1s - How to Request Imaging

There's no reason to be scared of radiologists - here's what to know before you request a scan


1) Know your patient and summarise effectively:

If a colleague asks you to "just arrange a scan" and you aren't sure why...ask them!

2) Have a clinical question:

3) For CT:

4) For MRI:

5)For Ultrasound:

6) How stable is the patient?

7) Not all hospitals will require you to call the radiologist:

8) Know the urgency of your request:

9) Is there relevant previous imaging?

10) Ask yourself - what actions will I take based on the results?

11) Lastly, see it as a referral to another specialty, not an admin task:

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