Imaging Guidelines for Referrers


  • Breast ultrasound
  • General ultrasound
  • Gynaecological ultrasound
  • Small parts, including scrotal and thyroid
  • Obstetric ultrasound:
    • 7 weeks dating
    • Nuchal Translucency( First Trimester Combined Screening Test / 12weeks)
    • 2 nd Trimester (morphology / 20 week) scan
    • 3 rd Trimester growth (after 22 weeks)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Paediatric ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided injections and Biopsies


  • Mammography
  • General x-ray
  • OPG

CT Scanning

  • CT scanning with/without contrast
  • CT guided injections

Nuclear Medicine

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Bone densitometry
  • Thyroid scan
  • Nuclear perfusion scanning


  • Consultations
  • Reporting

Interventional injection under ultrasound/CT

It would be helpful if referrers wrote on the request form “image guided injection” to cover both modalities if required for the patient.

General Referrals

All examinations performed by Lakes Radiology are bulk billed. For a patient to be eligible for a Medicare rebate there are certain criteria that all referrals must display.

  • Referrer name
  • Referrer provider number
  • Referrer contact details
  • Examination requested
  • All relevant clinical history
  • Referrer signature