We provide professional photographic and computer imaging services.
- Our images support patient care, teaching and research at the RMH
- All photographs of patients are considered part of their medical record and are treated as such
What we do
The Medical Photography Studio (formerly known as Medical Illustration) provides a professional clinical photography service.
We create quality visual material which supports patient care, medicine, nursing, teaching, research and publications.
Clinical photographs are taken to accurately record the physical appearance of a condition or treatment. Serial photographs provide a powerful monitoring and audit tool.
Clinical photographs are taken to aid diagnosis using varied techniques:
- Standardised clinical photographic series
- Retinal fundus photography
- Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA)
- Optical coherence tomography scans (OCT)
- Mole surveillance photography
- Dermatoscope photography
All photographs of patients are considered part of the medical record and are treated as such. Informed consent needs to be obtained before taking photographs, whether the photos are to be used for clinical, teaching or research purposes. The process of consent and the reasons for using the imaging must be documented in the patient's medical record. the images can only be used for the purpose stated.
Patients have the right to access and receive a copy of information, including clinical photographs, under the Freedom of Information Act.
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What to bring
Every time you come
Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Your appointment book (if relevant)
- TAC or WorkCover claim number