WNHS Medical Imaging Service

WNHS offers medical imaging, including Radiology and MRI, as well as ultrasound diagnostic imaging for patients. The specific requirements for referral are detailed below. Information about specialised ultrasound diagnostic imaging is provided separately.


Radiology and MRI at WNHS

The following services are available at WNHS Medical Imaging at KEMH


  • Available to women and men across WA
  • Plain Radiography only

Bone Density

  • Available to women and men across WA


  • Available to women across WA
  • Hysterosalpingograms (HSG’s)
  • Cystograms


  • Available to WNHS catchment only
  • Fetal Imaging – patient must be referred to MFAU first for assessment


Clinical inclusion


  • All plain Radiography
  • Scoliograms, Maquette views, OPG’s and complex specialised views not available

Bone Density

  • KEMH specialises in bone density for pre and post-menopausal women


  • Adult women only
  • Hysterosalpingograms (HSG’s)
  • Cystograms


  • All MRI available to WNHS catchment only. No direct GP referral accepted.
  • Fetal Imaging – patient must be referred to MFAU first for assessment.
  • Women adult MRI imaging - Gynaecology (pelvis), abdomen, liver, head and spine imaging available only for current WNHS patients.
  • Adult male inclusions are referral from Genetics Services only.
  • Neonatal term scans and other neonatal referrals accepted for inpatients only.


Clinical exclusion


  • Scoliograms, Maquette views and OPG’s not available


  • No paediatric fluoroscopy (unless inpatient) or male imaging.


  • All MRI available to WNHS catchment only (no direct GP referral accepted).
  • All requests to be signed by a consultant and urgent request to be approved by Radiologist.
  • Musculoskeletal or breast imaging not available.
  • No male patients.


Frequency of clinic

(All closed weekends and public holidays)


Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, no bookings required.

Bone Density

Tuesday to Friday, bookings essential.


Hysterosalpingograms (HSG’s) service available Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings, bookings essential.

Cystogram service available Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, bookings essential.


Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:00pm, bookings essential.


Referral to include

All Xray, Bone Density, Fluoroscopy and MRI referrals must include:

  • Patient details – surname and forename, date of birth and contact details.
  • Referring Doctor’s name, provider number, signature and contact details.
  • Imaging type requested, body part and detailed indication for scan and relevant clinical history.
  • MRI referral must be signed by a consultant.


Urgent referral

For all urgent referrals contact Medical Imaging Reception on (08) 6458 2830.


Referral process

Xray referrals can accompany the patient on arrival. There is no requirement to book ahead of time. However, to avoid a wait time the patient may like to phone ahead to discuss on (08) 6458 2830.

All other referrals can be sent directly to KEMH.

Post address: KEMH Medical Imaging Department, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco WA 6008

Email: ultrasoundrequests.kemh@health.wa.gov.au

Referrals are received by administrative staff. Referrals which appear routine will be scheduled for the next available appointment and an appointment letter sent out to the patient. Referrals which appear complicated and / or urgent are triaged by Radiographers or medical staff and the patient will be contacted to book in an appointment.


Useful links

Ultrasound and imaging clinic for pregnant ladies

Ultrasound services and diagnostic imaging for health professionals

Electronic copy of request form can be provided for download.

Last Updated: 17/12/2021