Referrals can be provided in two ways to have an MRI at Bayside Standing MRI.
The process is simple for both patients without a referral, who may be wondering if they may benefit from the MRI services we provide, and practitioners who want to refer patients to Bayside Standing MRI.
What’s more, it’s quick and can potentially speed up the assessment time by weeks.
When you refer your patient directly to Bayside Standing MRI, imaging assessment of your patient’s issue can be commenced quickly. In fact, we can often perform scans within a few days of us receiving the MRI request form. Compare this to a patient who is referred by a GP to a medical specialist and then on to a Medicare-rebate MRI service. This patient may have to wait up to eight weeks for an assessment.
For your patients and your practice, using our service can mean:
- More accurate clinical/imaging assessment of injuries and conditions.
- Overall assessment can be performed quickly.
- Injury/condition/pain management can typically begin in a shorter time-frame.
If you don’t have a referral from a GP, chiropractor, physiotherapist, osteopath or medical specialist it’s not a problem. You can still use Bayside Standing MRI’s clinical service and get your pain or injury assessed here by a qualified rehabilitation and sports practitioner.
As part of our clinical service, patients without a referral are provided with a consultation (fee applies) to thoroughly assess and better understand their pain or injury. We can then arrange for the MRI scans, if required, to be performed here. (It is important to understand that sometimes it may not be in your best interest to proceed with a MRI scan, in which case we will explain what other more useful options would be best to help get to the bottom of your particular health problem.)
Most importantly, following any MRI scanning and subsequent interpretation of these scans by our specialist radiologist, management of your pain or injury can begin fairly quickly. We also provide a spine and sports rehabilitation service at our Male Street Brighton centre, so in some cases we can start providing clinical care and advice immediately.
When you’re in pain this can make a huge difference!
* Bayside Standing MRI is a private service. Fees are not bulk billed or claimable through Medicare. See our MRI Expenses page to find out why our MRI typically costs no more than a Medicare-rebate MRI elsewhere.