The Radiology service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a comprehensive tertiary referral service provided by Radiologists with subspecialty expertise. 

We offer a range of exciting career choices for health professionals.

Registrar program

We run a 5 year training program for Radiology Registrars.

Trainees attend structured lecture programs on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and are expected to participate in clinical training under designated supervisors in the field of medical imaging employing radiography, angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine techniques.

The course aims to develop analytical and problem solving skills necessary to function as an effective diagnostic radiologist. During the course candidates are expected to develop finely tuned cognitive and observation skill required to enable accurate interpretation of the above modalities.

On completion of the course students acquire a defined body of knowledge and procedural skills which will be used to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and to make appropriate clinical decisions. The course aims to ensure that the qualified radiologist will continue to keep up to date with new developments in imaging and make learning, teaching and research a part of their professional career.

Candidates, at the completion of the course, will be able to collaborate effectively with other health professionals for the provision of optimal patient care, education and research. Students will develop the ability to prioritise and effectively execute tasks through teamwork with colleagues. Students will be taught to recognise the need for continued learning and to model this for others. The qualified radiologists will be committed to excellence in clinical care and ethical conduct and to the continued mastery of the discipline.

Fellowships

Radiology Fellowship positions offered include these below - follow the links to find out more:

Nursing

Medical Imaging nurses are experienced professionals who specialise in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine nursing.

Nursing role

Medical Imaging nurses provide a vital role in caring for patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional procedures, they practice within all modalities including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Mammography, PET and Nuclear Medicine. The Medical Imaging nurse provides nursing assessment, peri procedural monitoring, administration and management of conscious sedation, as well as procedural preparation and scrub scout assistance.

Imaging nurses provide a pivotal role in patient education before, during and after diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures. Their expertise across the modalities, during invasive procedures and safety standards knowledge in Imaging directly impacts the care provided to both inpatients and out patients.

Qualifications

Comprehensive, supported training is provided on the job within all modalities of the department. Nurses working in Medical Imaging looking to further advance their clinical practice, skills and knowledge now have a pathway to undertake post graduate study.

The Master of Nursing - Medical Imaging is the first postgraduate nursing course in Australia to formally recognise the medical imaging nursing specialty. This course is offered through La Trobe University, the Royal Melbourne Hospital supported the development of the new medical imaging subject for this specialty stream.

Medical receptionists

Medical receptionists in Radiology play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running of the Radiology service to both internal and external customers.

They have a strong customer focus and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Radiology Procedure bookings
  • Transcription of Radiology reports
  • Delivery of films within Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Private Hospital and the Private Imaging Service
  • Liaison with Medical, Technical and Nursing staff in relation to patient scheduling and preparation for examinations
  • Providing exceptional customer service to patients

If you enjoy working in a team environment, are a people person, have a passion for helping others and love working in the health environment, contact People & Culture.

Radiography

We provide a 24-hour comprehensive service which is an integrated mix of public and private service delivery.

Over 150,000 examinations are undertaken annually with a team of over 70 Radiographers and Sonographers. The full range of diagnostic and interventional services are provided using state-of-the-art equipment. Interventional procedures undertaken include all vascular, neuro-interventional, gastrointestinal, biliary and urological interventions as well as therapeutic embolisations for bleeding aneurysms, vascular malformations and uterine fibroids. Imaging guided biopsies and aspirations are also undertaken.

There is a dedicated Emergency Radiology Department which comprises a multi-slice CT scanner and an Ultrasound room. General x-ray requirements in this area are serviced by three DR systems. This satellite is staffed on a 24/7 basis by Radiographers and Radiologists / Registrars.

In the main Radiology department there are four general X-Ray rooms, two of which are DR, two Fluoroscopy units, a DR Mammography system, two bi-plane angiography suites, a 64 slice CT scanner, a 1.5 and a 3.0 Tesla MR scanner and five Ultrasound units. In the private radiology suite there is a Digital General X-ray room, a Fluoroscopy unit, two Ultrasound rooms, a Digital Mammography system, a dual-source CT scanner and a 1.5 Tesla MR.

Complementing DR capability is a Fuji CR system. It was commissioned in 2007 and is linked to an enterprise wide Fuji Synapse PACS.

Current Imaging systems include the following:

  • three Siemens CT systems (Somatom Sensation 16, Somatom Sensation 64, and a Somatom dual source)
  • two state of the art Siemens/Toshiba Bi-plane Angiography systems
  • a full field Sectra Digital Mammography system
  • two GE 1.5 Tesla MR scanners and a Siemens 3 Tesla MR
  • four state of the art Toshiba Ultrasound systems and three Phillips systems
  • two Cardiac Angiography suites located in the Cardiology Department
  • a fleet of six OEC Mobile X-Ray Image Intensifiers to service the public and private Operating Theatre suites.

There is a strong emphasis on clinical teaching and further education. Many Radiographers have completed post-graduate education in CT, MRI, Ultrasound or Mammography. Excellent opportunities exist for Radiographers to be multi-skilled and to access continuing professional development.