Radiology has a unique place in the continuum of patient care. Rather than being an optional step in the diagnostic process, medical imaging is seen as a basic requirement in an increasing range of clinical situations.
In many cases the imaging needs of substantial regional centres are no different to those of capital cities. Whether it be in the community or hospital environment, an inability to attract high-calibre radiologists to regional areas may hamper an institution’s ability to provide the community with the care that it requires.
There is a need for a solution where highly-trained radiologists are attracted to regional centres to become part of the local healthcare community, and to work with local health services to achieve their clinical and financial goals.