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.

Airlie send-off for Rufus tour

ON THEIR WAY: Rufus will wrap up their massive regional tour with a show at Magnums Hotel this month.

Rufus will play at Magnums next week

Taking on a personal touch

PERSONAL: Emily Krause is taking her tour to Magnums Airlie Beach in March.

Emily Dawn will hit up Magnums next month

No better place to plan for knot tying

GET PLANNING: The Whitsunday Wedding and Honeymoon Expo is fast approaching.

Check out the wedding and honeymoon expo next weekend

Local Partners

French tourist avoids jail for selling drugs

A French national avoided jail but was fined for supplying drugs in an Airlie Beach night club last year.

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Comedy with extra cheese

Paul Fenech is taking his TV series Fat Pizza on the road for a series of live shows.

Fat Pizza and Housos are coming to town

One of the top five car collections in the world

A 1950 Alvis TB14 Roadster is a highlight in the museum.

Gosford home to largest, privately-owned classic car collection.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

DIRECTOR Danny Boyle puts on a masterclass in how to use a 20-year gap between movies to your advantage.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

WATCH: Toowoomba opera hopeful's incredible voice

Kaitlyn Orange attends Opera Queensland auditions at Empire Theatres for Opera at Jimbour, Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Opera hopefuls vie for parts in performance at Jimbour House

MKR turns spiteful in suddendeath elimination

Alyse and Matt battled Josh and Amy in a spiteful elimination cook-off.

Bottom of the ladder faces off in spiteful sudden-death cook-off.

Jilted Married At First Sight groom rejected again

Is Married at First Sight groom's second chance over already?

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!