The Women's Radiology Service is a progressive, multi-modality 24 hour service.

The service provides general adult and neonatal radiology, a wide range of Fluoroscopic procedures, general and neonatal Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Contrast Mammography, including diagnostic and interventional procedures.


  • MRI for pregnant patients with suspected foetal or placental abnormalities, neonatal pathologies, diagnosis and staging of breast cancer as well as benign and malignant gynaecological disorders

  • contrast enhanced mammography

  • biopsies and localisations of suspicious breast masses, utilising ultrasound, stereotactic and MRI guided modalities

  • ultrasound guided drainage of ascites and breast abscesses

  • ultrasound guided removal of Implanon contraceptive devices

  • fluoroscopic guidance for any procedures performed in the operating theatres

  • bone density scanning of women to assess the increase of fracture risk due to osteoporosis.

Clinical inclusion

  • Women who have a referral from a GP, specialist or other health service provider regardless of whether they are patients of the Women's or not
  • Women who have a current Medicare card

Clinical exclusion

  • We cannot see women who do not have a current Medicare card   


The service operates Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm, with 24 hour on-call coverage.


Referrals will be triaged and assessed for clinical urgency.  Appointments will be offered based on clinical triage and availability of service.

Some services, such as Implanon removal, are considered not clinically urgent and are offered only when there is clinical availability.

Magnetic Resonance Guided Ultrasound (MRgFUS)
From January 2023, the Women's no longer provides an MRgFUS service. ​


Please complete and fax or email the Fast Fax Referral form to the Pauline Gandel Women's Imaging Centre. Before an appointment can be made, the referral must be sighted and presented for triage.

Urgent referral

For urgent (specialist) referrals, please call the Centre to discuss the referral.


An acknowledgement letter will be sent directly to the patient and the GP will be notified. The patient will then receive a letter with the appointment details.