Specialist knowledge for a higher level of service.

St Andrew's Medical Imaging aims to foster unique working relationships between our valued referrers and our highly experienced team of specialist diagnostic and interventional radiologists.

The full range of diagnostic imaging modalities available at St Andrew's Medical Imaging allows for comprehensive patient assessment at a single centre.

Our team of radiologists are uniquely positioned to provide an accurate opinion based upon findings from multiple imaging modalities drawing upon varied subspecialist interests.

St Andrew's Medical Imaging, at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, offer one of only 2 fulltime, private, comprehensive, Interventional Radiology service in Brisbane to assist in the management of your patients.

St Andrew's Medical Imaging radiologists welcome the opportunity to discuss cases - whether straightforward or complex and provide advice on tailored imaging strategies for individual patients. 

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The following are profiles of our radiologists, including specific areas of interest and expertise for your future reference.

 

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Dr Darren Ault - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Ault is the Clinical Director of Radiology at St Andrew's Medical Imaging.

A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Ault completed his registrar training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital with further fellowship training in musculoskeletal and body MR imaging at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s University Hospital in the UK.

His interests include all aspects of MR imaging with a particular interest in musculoskeletal and oncology imaging. Dr Ault also has an interest in breast imaging and is a visiting radiologist at the Wesley Breast Clinic.

Dr Ault has worked as a radiologist in private practice at the Wesley Hospital since 2001 apart from a six-month secondment to the UK as Clinical Director of Radiology at the Eccleshill Treatment Centre in Leeds-Bradford.

Special Interests

  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound & MRI
  • Oncology imaging
  • Breast imaging


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Dr Allan Avery - MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

In 2006 Dr Avery graduated from the James Cook University School of Medicine with Honours. Dr Avery undertook his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital including a year of advanced training in MRI and cross-sectional imaging.

He then undertook a fellowship in abdominal and pelvic imaging at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Avery is passionate about Radiology and has a keen interest in education and training. His clinical speciality interests include MR imaging, abdominal/pelvic imaging and neuroradiology.

Special Interests

  • Oncology imaging
  • MR imaging:
    abdominal/pelvic imaging, neuroimaging

 

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Dr Nick Brown - BSc, MBBS (UQ), MPhil, MSpMed, FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr Brown specialises in Interventional Radiology, with particular interests in interventional oncology, thoracic interventions, sports medicine and uroradiology. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Brown undertook radiology training at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, with a sub-specialist interest in interventional oncology. He also attained post-graduate qualifications in sports medicine from the University of Queensland and bioscience enterprise from the University of Cambridge, which compliments his work in radiology.

Dr Brown has a number of active research interests in oncology, toxicology and nuclear medicine, and has published numerous papers in peer- reviewed literature. He is an honorary research fellow at The Australian Venom Research Unit and also currently holds academic appointments at the University of Queensland and the Translational Research Institute.

Special Interests

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Prostate Artery Embolisation

 
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Dr Aidan Callinan - MBBS (U Syd), FRANZCR

Dr Callinan specialises in vascular and interventional radiology and emergency trauma radiology.

A University of Sydney Medical School graduate, Dr Callinan went on to complete his radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before undertaking fellowship training in emergency trauma imaging at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada.

Dr Callinan returned to further develop his vascular and body imaging skills as staff consultant and Director of Emergency Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He has an interest in non-invasive cardiac imaging and has level A accreditation in CT Coronary Angiography.

Dr Callinan also has an interest in forensic radiology and is a visiting radiologist for Queensland Forensic Services at the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane. He joined Standrew Imaging in 2010 and is a welcome member of the interventional and diagnostic radiology teams.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology
  • Emergency & trauma radiology
  • Body imaging
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Forensic radiology

 
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Dr Patty Connor - BSc, MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Connor went on to complete her radiology registrar training at Royal North Shore Hospital where she gained experience in plain film reading, ultrasonography, CT, MRI and fluoroscopic procedures.

Dr Connor went on to undertake fellowships in breast imaging at Royal North Shore Hospital’s Breast Screen service and paediatric radiology at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead.

Dr Connor also holds a special interest in MSK and oncology imaging conducting the upper limb and orthopaedic oncology multi-disciplinary team meetings. She is a staff specialist radiologist at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and a VMO at the Wesley Breast Clinic.

Special Interests

  • Breast imaging
  • Paediatric radiology
  • Musculoskeletal imaging


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Dr Edward Dauber - MBBS (UQ), FRACGP, FRANZCR

Dr Dauber specialises in oncology imaging with particular expertise in CT scanning, breast imaging, breast interventional procedures, and CT coronary angiography. He is registered as a Level A CT Coronary Angiography Specialist.

He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School where he completed his residency in radiology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital before undertaking fellowship training in body imaging at University Hospital at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Since returning to Australia, Dr Dauber has gained extensive experience in medical imaging through his private practice work at St Andrew’s Hospital in Brisbane, Allamanda Hospital in Southport and The Wesley Hospital, where he has been based since 1997. Dr Dauber is an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Part Two Viva Exams.

Special Interests

  • Oncology imaging
  • CT scanning
  • Breast imaging
  • Breast interventional procedures
  • CT coronary angiography


 

Dr Simon Gray - B Sc (Hons), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Gray is a dual trained radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr Gray graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2007 and undertook specialty training in Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s' Hospital.

He then completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine & positron emission tomography (PET) at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney where he gained widespread experience in PET, nuclear medicine and radionuclide therapy including Lutate-177 and radioactive Iodine treatments. 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Nuclear medicine & PET
  • Neuroradiology
  • Oncology imaging
  • Trauma Imaging
  • Abdominal imaging

 

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Dr Nicholas Kienzle - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr Kienzle is the Clinical Director of Radiology at Wesley Medical Imaging.

A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Kienzle completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before undertaking advanced training in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital in Canada.

His expertise lies in a comprehensive range of image guided procedures and therapies with a particular interest in abdominal/hepato-biliary intervention and uterine fibroid embolisation.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Abdominal imaging


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Dr Sam Kyle - BAppSc (Rad), MBBS (Hons, UQ), FRANZCR, FAANMS

Dr Kyle graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School with Honours. Following general residency he completed 5 years of specialist radiology and nuclear medicine training based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and was awarded the MGF Donnan Prize for the FRANZCR Part 2 examinations in 2012.

He then completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine and PET at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and senior lecturer at the University of Queensland. He has special interests in oncology imaging (including PET), nuclear medicine and abdominal imaging.

Special Interests

  • Nuclear medicine and PET
  • Oncology imaging
  • Abdominal imaging


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Dr Barbara Laing - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Laing is a specialist MRI radiologist with particular interests in neuro-imaging and body imaging. 

Dr Laing completed her radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, appointed as the first registrar in MRI in Queensland in 1987.   In 1992 she completed a Fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Centre in New Hampshire, USA gaining experience in neuro-imaging, musculoskeletal MRI and early prostate imaging.

Initially she returned to the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a consultant and then commenced as Director of the MRI service at the Wesley Hospital in 1995. Dr Laing is also a visiting radiologist at the Wesley Breast Clinic.

Special Interests

  • Body Oncology and Neuro MRI
  • Breast Imaging


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Dr Richard Lamprecht - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Lamprecht’s interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, CT angiography and cardiac CT.

A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Lamprecht trained in radiology in Brisbane and Oxford, UK. He has since been in public and private practice for over 20 years.

Dr Lamprecht brings a wealth of diagnostic radiological knowledge to Unitingcare Medical Imaging. He introduced the first CT coronary calcification scoring service in private practice in Australia to the Wesley Hospital in 1997 and continues his interest in cardiac imaging with Level A accreditation in CT coronary angiography. He is also an experienced procedural radiologist assisting the interventional radiology team.

Special Interests

  • CT angiography
  • CT coronary angiography
  • Procedural radiology


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Dr Louise McEwan - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, FAANMS

Dr McEwan graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School. She started her radiology training at Greenslopes Repatriation General Hospital and completed it at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.

She further specialised in Nuclear Medicine and PET at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and holds an appointment with the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She has particular interests in oncology imaging, PET and Nuclear Medicine and general radiology including ultrasound.

Special Interests

  • Nuclear medicine and PET
  • Oncology imaging
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Ultrasound


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Dr Nigel Mott - BSc (Hons) (UQ), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr Mott graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2002 going on to complete his residency and radiology training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He undertook fellowship training in general and vascular interventional radiology at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before completing a second fellowship in interventional radiology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

He has an interest in general body and vascular interventional radiology including venous access, peripheral arterial intervention, embolisation and pelvic intervention, biliary intervention and renal/ureteric intervention.

Special Interests

  • General vascular intervention
  • Dialysis access


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Dr Katrina Newbigin - BSc (UQ), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Newbigin completed her radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with fellowship training in Cardiac Imaging and Chest imaging in Ottawa, Canada.

Dr Newbigin holds level III accreditation with the Society of Cardiac MRI and has level A CTCA accreditation. She is also accredited in TAVR work up and is an integral part of the Wesley TAVR team. Dr Newbigin is a member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and performs thoracic interventions, including lung biopsies.

Dr Newbigin has an interest in pneumoconiosis and is formally recognised by RANZCR to have appropriate training to report coal workers pneumoconiosis screening according to ILO standards. Current areas of research interest include; interstitial lung disease and the use of cardiac MRI to understand cardiomyopathies.

Special Interests

  • Cardio-thoracic imaging and intervention


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Dr Rob Parkinson - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Parkinson specialises in interventional radiology and uro-radiology. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Parkinson completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He then undertook fellowship training in interventional radiology and uro-radiology at University College Hospital and Middlesex Hospital in London and at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Parkinson provides a comprehensive range of interventional radiology procedures including vascular access, vascular intervention, biliary intervention, image guided biopsies and injections. He has expertise in varicocoele embolisation and has published in the field of radio-frequency ablation of renal tumours.

Dr Parkinson has recently been instrumental in the development of the prostate MRI service at Wesley Medical Imaging, establishing close ties with an internationally regarded centre in the Netherlands.

Dr Parkinson has been based at the Wesley since 2005 and is available for patient consultations regarding image-guided therapies by referral.

Special Interests

  • Interventional radiology
  • Uro-radiology


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Dr Duncan Walker - MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCR, FRANZCR

Dr Walker is a sub-specialist interventional radiologist with particular interests in musculoskeletal intervention and interventional oncology. Dr Walker also has a particular interest in musculoskeletal and body MRI along with musculoskeletal ultrasound.

A UK medical graduate, Dr Walker completed his radiology training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London and an MRI fellowship at Southampton prior to relocating to Australia in 1994 to take up a staff radiologist appointment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Walker joined what is now St Andrew's Medical Imaging in 2000 and along with his colleagues provides a comprehensive subspecialist interventional service for outpatients and hospital inpatients.

Special Interests

  • Interventional oncology
  • Musculoskeletal disorders: diagnosis and treatment
  • Endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins
  • Prostate Artery Embolisaton


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Dr Sean Wallace - B. App. Sc (Hons) (QUT), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Wallace completed his internship and residency prior to commencing radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He undertook further training in interventional radiology and interventional neuroradiology at the Gold Coast Hospital and cross- sectional imaging at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He completed fellowships in angiography and interventional radiology at Westmead Hospital Sydney and musculoskeletal imaging at Calvary Hospital Hobart.

Dr Wallace provides a comprehensive range of interventional radiology procedures and has been based at the Wesley since 2014.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology


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Dr James Walters - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, ANZAPNM

Dr Walters specialises in PET-CT and nuclear medicine and helped establish the PET service at the Wesley Hospital in 1999, the first PET imaging centre in Queensland.

He has a wealth of experience in nuclear and molecular imaging, along with a broad knowledge of general radiology and was among the pioneers of interventional radiology during his time as a consultant at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

He maintains an active interest in the teaching of technical and junior medical staff.

Dr Walters’ association with the Wesley Hospital spans more than 30 years.

Special Interests

  • PET & nuclear medicine
  • Oncology imaging
  • Medical education


 

Dr Justin Whitley - MBChB (UCT), FRANZCR, EBIR

After graduating from medical school in Cape Town, South Africa Dr Whitley immigrated to Australia where he completed his registrar training in Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.  

He completed his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2015 and in 2016 undertook a further Interventional Neuroradiology fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Currently in his final year of his Neurointerventional fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Dr Whitley performs a wide range of general interventional procedures and has particular interests in acute stroke imaging, endovascular clot retrieval and neurointervention.

 Special interests

  •   Vascular and Interventional radiology
  •   Neurointerventional radiology
  •   Emergency and Stroke imaging

 

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Assoc Prof David Wong - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, FAANMS, MBA

Assoc Prof David Wong is the director of the Nuclear Medicine and PET Centre at WMI and is an associate professor with the Centre for Advanced Imaging at the University of Queensland.

He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School and completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. After completing his Nuclear Medicine fellowship at St Vincent’s and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney, he undertook PET training at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. He then completed a cardiac MRI fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri USA and MBA with CQU.

He has received several research and scientific awards including the Rouse Travelling Fellowship and Brian Smith Memorial Award. Assoc Prof Wong has been with the first PET centre in Queensland at The Wesley Hospital since 1999. In July 2014, he was instrumental in the commencement of Ga68PSMA PET CT studies in men with prostate cancer, enabling WMI to be the first centre in Australia to perform such studies

Special Interests

  • Oncology imaging
  • CT coronary angiography - Level A
  • Cardiac MRI and PET
  • CT colonography
  • Research