New iPhone app helps doctors

Bundaberg Medical Imaging chief radiographer Greg Menzies with the new iPhone application that allows doctors to access medical scans and information.
Bundaberg Medical Imaging chief radiographer Greg Menzies with the new iPhone application that allows doctors to access medical scans and information. Scottie Simmonds

ACCESSING X-ray and scan reports is now as easy as a touch of a button, thanks to a new iPhone application.

The application, or app, which has been in use at Bundaberg Medical Imaging for about two weeks, allows doctors to access reports on scans and X-rays as soon as they have been completed by the specialist.

In coming weeks, the app will also allow doctors and specialists to see images of scans and X-rays taken at Bundaberg Medical Imaging.

Bundaberg Medical Imaging chief radiographer Greg Menzies said the huge file size of scans and X-rays previously made it difficult for files to be shared electronically.

"I can see that when a patient comes into the emergency department there could be a lot of benefits," he said.

"Doctors have become increasingly mobile."

Mr Menzies said by searching for the patient, doctors might be able to find if any recent X-rays or scans had been taken and the results of them.

The radiographer said while the app would soon be able to show images, they would not be as high-quality as looking at the real thing.

"It's still really in its infancy," he said.

"It will be able to give doctors a general idea without having to cart all those films around."

The app is currently compatible with iPhones and iPads.

But Mr Menzies said the uptake of the electronic report system varied among doctors.

"You have some doctors who are older and might not be able to use the technology quickly," he said.

"You also have the younger doctors who live and breathe the technology."

The app has been developed by the I-MED Network, of which Bundaberg Medical Imaging is a part.

I-MED Network Queensland general manager Justin Mottram said the app had already proved effective in Western Australia.

"If a doctor is on call, out of the office or moving between facilities, they can now get instant access to new patient results and determine how and when action needs to be taken," he said.

Topics:  doctors iphone app reports scan

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Cannons firing at reef carnival

LIL CHAMPS: The Cannonvale Canons performed strongly at the Great Barrier Reef A-grade Swim Carnival.

Cannonvale team do well at carnival.

Sorrento pair not going anywhere

PICTURE PERFECT: Petrit and Julie Istogu on the deck at Sorrento Restaurant and Bar.

Sorrento celebrate 6th birthday.

Fairytale PCYC team off to Mackay grand final

ON THEIR WAY: The PCYC basketball team is headed to the Mackay grand final.

Whitsunday basketball team off to grand final.

Local Partners

Have a camp and scare at BIG4

Halloween is just around the corner and Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is the place to be

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Tropical beats to rock Airlie

ON STAGE: Richie Ramone is best known for being a drummer for punk band the Ramones.

Are you ready for the Ramones?

Buy your own brothel: Scarlet Harem for sale

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Coast's first brothel, Scarlet Harem at Kunda Park, is up for sale.

Coast brothel madam sells up

Phenomenon to land in Prossie

TOP SHELF: Dirty Dick's theatre restaurant is coming to Proserpine Entertainment Centre.

Classic show to arrive in Proserpine.

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June