Dr Iain Duncan is a Diagnostic Imaging Physician with qualifications and experience in several fields. Iain’s mixed background has led him to an important intersection between diagnostic imaging and clinical medicine. In particular he has developed a focus on musculoskeletal medicine that he can approach from multiple perspectives. He is able to assess patients clinically and/or using one of the many diagnostic scans available. He is able to advise both patients and doctors on the most efficient route to achieving a diagnosis or assessing function in any of the body’s systems. Iain enjoys working as part of an effective team and champions the use of diagnostic imaging as an integral part of patient care rather than a stand-alone “test” or “scan.”
“Part of my job is to make every scan and interaction specific, relevant and worthwhile. Often the most useful part of performing a diagnostic scan is the clinical information I obtain by talking to the patient or their doctor. “
He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians (qualified both as a consultant physician in both Nuclear Medicine and Rheumatology), a fellow of the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists and holds a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound from the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine. Iain is a graduate of Sydney University (1983) he has done post-graduate medical training in Sydney, Canberra, and Adelaide. Initially working primarily as a Rheumatologist Iain was Director of the Rheumatology Unit at The Canberra Hospital until 1999.
Iain did his residency and physician training at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, The Canberra Hospital, and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Adelaide. Subsequently he worked as a consultant Physician and Rheumatologist in Canberra between 1990 and 1999. Between 2000 and 2011 Iain was a partner of Canberra Imaging Group and worked as a modality leader in both nuclear medicine and diagnostic ultrasound.
Iain now practices as a diagnostic imaging and musculoskeletal physician in specialising in diagnostic ultrasound, musculoskeletal imaging and nuclear medicine. Iain now primarily works at Garran Medical Imaging (Canberra), but also visits Bega Valley Radiology fortnightly (South East Nuclear Medicine), and supports the South East Radiology Group with remote reporting of nuclear medicine and ultrasound.
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