Garran Medical Imaging has been open for a couple of months settling into the smart new premises in the medical centre that looks quite imposing and impressive in what is a suburban shopping centre. Its close proximity to the Canberra Hospital is an advantage no doubt but the intent of the practitioners is absolutely patient focused.
With their state of the art equipment it is still a journey into the unknown for most of us especially when you have to front up for any number of medical ‘photo-ops’ that are intimidating and leave you with a clutch of negatives you cannot fathom.
For the official opening with staff, doctors and suppliers the ‘tardis’ like premises went from an average size reception area to large rooms with giant machines that can do more body shots than the paparazzo on warp speed, but none you would want published in the glossies. Dr Ian Duncan explained the equipment and I examined closely some magnificent archive pictures of bung bits in real bodies and marveled at the clarity of the plant like form of the blood vessels to the brain.
I like that they are there to solve patients’ problems and eschew being divorced from the clinical reality. You can ask them anything; and I did.