Dr Iain Duncan

The Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Disease in Australia At least 2% of Australian have known disorders of thyroid gland (500,000 people). The true number is almost certainly higher and is more prevalent in certain regions, depending often on iodine intake. The number of older Australian that suffer from a clinically relevant thyroid disorder is much higher at 14% with […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Patient Information This treatment involves the collection of your blood (approximately 12 ml) which is then spun down using a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion using the ‘separator gel’ as a special filter. The PRP portion of your blood is then injected back into the injury. The product injected is 100% […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Patient Information Platelet rich plasma injections / treatment involves the collection of your blood (approximately 8 ml) which is then spun down using a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion using the ‘separator gel’ as a special filter. The PRP portion of your blood is then injected back into the injury. The product […]

Information links for patients

The following pdf files/booklets are free to download for your personal use: About Myocardial (heart) scans Ankle Anatomy Elbow Anatomy Hip Anatomy Knee Anatomy Shoulder Anatomy Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow) Achilles Tendinopathy Plantar fasciitis Morton’s Neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Posterior tibial tendon problems (progressive flat feet). Peroneal tendon problems […]

Myocardial Perfusion Scan

WHAT IS IT? A myocardial perfusion scan is a test to evaluate blood flow and contraction of your heart muscle. A radioactive material called a radio-tracer is injected through a vein into your bloodstream. The radio-tracer then locates in your heart muscle in proportion to the amount of coronary blood flow. The radio-tracer produces gamma […]

What is nuclear medicine?

Nuclear medicine encompasses the use of medical radioisotopes to image various parts or systems in the human body. It involves injecting tiny amounts of “radiotracers” into the body to assess  the functions of various organs or body systems. It is most commonly used to assess the boney skeleton, the heart, thyroid and kidneys.  Unlike x-rays or […]