NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au NPS MedicineWise presents: a creative challenge on antibiotic resistance Health professionals are encouraged to make a short film or community service announcement about antibiotic resistance for the #savethescript competition at Tropfest. Tue, 19 May 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-presents-a-creative-challenge-on-antibiotic-resistance http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-presents-a-creative-challenge-on-antibiotic-resistance Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Tue, 19 May 2015 17:50:57 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge Know your numbers this World Hypertension Day on 17 May 2015 The theme of World Hypertension Day on 17 May 2015 is 'know your numbers'. Monitor and manage high blood pressure by checking your blood pressure. Fri, 15 May 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/know-your-numbers-this-world-hypertension-day-2015 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/know-your-numbers-this-world-hypertension-day-2015 Customer Insights Specialist (maternity leave cover) A Customer Insights Specialist, with experience in qualitative market research, is required to join our team in a client-side role. Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/customer-insights-specialist-maternity-leave-cover http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/customer-insights-specialist-maternity-leave-cover 2015 flu vaccine: navigating the choices Influenza (flu) vaccine formulations available this winter include a trivalent (three strain) vaccine and a quadrivalent (four strain) vaccine. Read more. Tue, 12 May 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/2015-flu-vaccine-navigating-the-choices http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/2015-flu-vaccine-navigating-the-choices What are the risks and benefits of MRI? Find out about the risks and benefits of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging/for-individuals/risks-and-benefits http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging/for-individuals/risks-and-benefits Costs and reimbursements of X-rays The cost of an X-ray depends on several factors – such as if you are a private or public patient, your health insurance, where you have your X-ray, and Medicare rebates. Find out more about the costs and reimbursements. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/costs-and-reimbursements http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/costs-and-reimbursements What is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? Find out what MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is and how these imaging (radiology) tests work. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging/for-individuals/what-it-is-mri http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging/for-individuals/what-it-is-mri MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) What is MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? Questions to ask a doctor about the benefits and risks; when MRI is used. Find out how to prepare for an MRI, and who should not have one, and why they are preferred for some children’s imaging. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/mri-magnetic-resonance-imaging Useful links about imaging Learn more about medical imaging, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. Find useful links here. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/resources http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/resources Imaging of the abdomen Abdominal imaging can be used to determine the cause of abdominal pain but is not always necessary. Learn more about medical imaging of the abdomen. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/abdominal-imaging http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/abdominal-imaging Ultrasound Ultrasound (sonography) is a medical imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body. Read more about ultrasound scans. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/ultrasound-new http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/ultrasound-new Know your imaging options Medical imaging tests include X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. Read more about different methods of medical imaging. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging Imaging and radiation Ionising radiation is used in X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine. Find out more about radiation exposure during medical imaging tests. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/radiation http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/radiation Medical imaging Medical imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scans, MRI and ultrasound provide a range of options. Find out more about these types of imaging (radiology), when they are used and their benefits and risks — including for children. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging Computed tomography (CT) Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a medical imaging test that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional images of the body. Find out more. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/computed-tomography-ct http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/computed-tomography-ct Talking to your health professional about imaging Medical imaging tests can be helpful but are not always necessary. What questions should you ask your health professional about medical imaging? Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professional Low back pain — why imaging is commonly not recommended Low back pain: read Karen’s story to find out why X-rays are not commonly recommended for acute low back pain, what you can do, and what signs indicate you may need imaging Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/when-it-is-not-used/not-for-low-back-pain http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/when-it-is-not-used/not-for-low-back-pain How is an X-ray done? Find out how X-rays and contrast X-rays are done, what these imaging (radiology) tests involve and how to prepare Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/how-it-is-done http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/how-it-is-done When is an X-ray used? Find out when X-rays and contrast X-rays are used, and for which conditions – plus, some questions to ask your doctor. Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/when-is-it-used http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/types-of-imaging/x-rays/for-individuals/when-is-it-used