Qscan Group, as a leading Australian provider of specialist cancer diagnostic imaging services, including MRI and PET-CT, supports Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten’s, announcement of a $2.3 billion investment in Medicare to provide up to 6 million new diagnostic imaging scans for patients across Australia in the first four years of a Labor Government.
Qscan’s mission is to bring Australia’s best Radiologists and scanning technology to Australian communities that need it most. Qscan has made the largest investment in PET-CT services of any Australian diagnostic imaging group over the last 18 months, opening new clinics across most Australian States and Territories, with a further five PET-CT sites scheduled to open in the next 12 months.
Mr Shorten has committed to spending $600 million towards eliminating all out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic imaging, through greater support via Medicare of a number of key imaging services provided by Qscan nationally, including CT scans, PET scans, mammograms, X-rays and ultrasounds. Qscan already provides zero out-of-pocket cost services for our patients across a large range of our services, including, critical cancer patients accessing our world class PET-CT machines.
Qscan remains committed to supporting regional Australia with World class imaging services, and our Mackay, Queensland clinic is a tremendous example of our ongoing commitment to invest in regional centres thereby reducing the need for patients to travel the vast distances to capital cities to receive the very best inpatient care.
We are also delighted that Labor have undertaken to continue to support the industry’s growth in MRI technology, a service that we at Qscan continue to invest in, as we promote the clinical benefits associated with MRI as a complementary service for the identification and treatment of a variety of cancers.
CEO Qscan Group
Dr Mark Burgin