A conversation with Dr Bronwyn Rogers
At Queensland X-Ray, we understand that women have unique health care concerns. As an organisation, we’re proud to be part of improving the health of Queensland women by providing the best service, care and clinical outcomes for our patients. We partner with women and their doctors to assist them in having the right information to look after their health and future.
Dr Bronwyn Rogers shares her insight about the important role radiology plays in women’s health today.
“Radiology is a diverse specialty that I really enjoy. At basics, it involves analysing images and problem solving – my family members consider it a high-level ‘Where’s Wally’!”.
Dr Rogers commenced her radiology career with an interest in women’s imaging and over the course of her career has seen this subspecialty rise in importance. She explains that “women’s imaging requires a dedicated team to provide quality care and it is a subspecialty that requires a lot more patient interaction than other subspecialties in radiology”.
QXR has always maintained that providing first class care is directly dependant on the technical equipment we use. QXR is proud to provide our staff with state of the art mammography and ultrasound equipment to conduct their important work. Dr Rogers explains that “MRI has changed the face of breast imaging, especially for those women considered at high risk of breast cancer. Image display and storage has ensured timely comparisons which is critical to issuing an accurate report and we’ve seen improvements in stereotactic mammography and ultrasound biopsy that have changed practice, in some cases eliminating the need for surgery”.
Dr Rogers feels fortunate to work alongside a passionate group of radiologists, mammographers, sonographers and reception staff whose collective aim is to provide the best care for our patients.
“The friendly relationships and good lines of communication with referring GPs and Specialists is very important for best patient outcomes and we all play a role in that”.
“The friendly relationships and good lines of communication with referring GPs and Specialists is very important for best patient outcomes and we all play a role in that”
Particularly with breast imaging, many patients require yearly imaging. “I get a lot of satisfaction from helping women through what can be an understandably anxious experience and it is very rewarding for me to be able to develop relationships with these patients”.
We offer three specialised Women’s Imaging Centres at Sunnybank Private Hospital, Mater Private Hospital and Townsville Women’s Imaging as well as our Greenslopes Obstetric and Paediatric Imaging practice.