About Us

In healthcare, providing timely, accurate information with understanding is paramount. At Unitingcare Medical Imaging, we understand that our services are a key part of this care path. As one of Queensland’s largest and most comprehensive diagnostic and interventional radiology practices, we are committed to providing the highest quality of medical imaging and diagnostic services within an environment of care, compassion and convenience for our patients and our referring clinicians.

Unitingcare Medical Imaging is a joint venture  of I-MED Network and Uniting Care Health. The expertise and resources of these leaders in their markets have combined to provide an exciting and market leading future for radiology services. Our company was established in April 2010 and we have a long and proud history at the Unitingcare Hospital dating back to 1976.

As a part of the I-MED Radiology Network – Australia’s largest private diagnostic imaging network – we are tapped into the forefront of new technology, and connected to the knowledge and services of over 180 clinics around Australia. This provides our referrers and patients with an unprecedented depth of resources at their disposal.

We are located at the heart of the Unitingcare Hospital, Brisbane’s largest private tertiary facility. Our location allows us to provide our patients and referrers the peace of mind that comes with being co-located with a full emergency department and other tertiary medical services.

Staffed by leading radiologists and technologists, we’re ready to meet your critical requirements for accuracy, timeliness, professionalism and the highest standards of patient care.

Our practice is based on combining accuracy, excellence and timeliness with a commitment to partnering with other health professionals for the highest quality care for our patients.

We understand that so many situations are unique in their circumstances, and welcome the opportunity to discuss with referring clinicians specific imaging requirements or interpretation of diagnostic results.

 

Our Doctors

Specialist knowledge for a higher level of service

Unitingcare Medical Imaging aims to foster unique working relationships between our valued referrers and our highly experienced team of specialist diagnostic and interventional radiologists.

The full range of diagnostic imaging modalities available at Unitingcare Medical Imaging allows for comprehensive patient assessment at a single centre. Our team of radiologists are uniquely positioned to provide an accurate opinion based upon findings from multiple imaging modalities drawing upon varied subspecialist interests.

Unitingcare Medical Imaging, at St Andrew’s and the Wesley Hospital, offers the only fulltime, private, comprehensive, Interventional Radiology service in Brisbane to assist in the management of your patients.

Unitingcare Medical Imaging radiologists welcome the opportunity to discuss cases - whether straightforward or complex and provide advice on tailored imaging strategies for individual patients.

The following are profiles of our radiologists including specific areas of interest and expertise for your future reference.

  

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Dr Nick Brown - BSc, MBBS (UQ), MPhil, MSpMed, FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr Brown specialises in Interventional Radiology, with particular interests in interventional oncology, thoracic interventions, sports medicine and uroradiology. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Brown undertook radiology training at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, with a sub-specialist interest in interventional oncology. He also attained post-graduate qualifications in sports medicine from the University of Queensland and bioscience enterprise from the University of Cambridge, which compliments his work in radiology.

Dr Brown has a number of active research interests in oncology, toxicology and nuclear medicine, and has published numerous papers in peer- reviewed literature. He is an honorary research fellow at The Australian Venom Research Unit and also currently holds academic appointments at the University of Queensland and the Translational Research Institute.

Special Interests

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Prostate Artery Embolisation

 
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Dr Aidan Callinan - MBBS (U Syd), FRANZCR

Dr Callinan specialises in vascular and interventional radiology and emergency trauma radiology.

A University of Sydney Medical School graduate, Dr Callinan went on to complete his radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before undertaking fellowship training in emergency trauma imaging at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada.

Dr Callinan returned to further develop his vascular and body imaging skills as staff consultant and Director of Emergency Radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He has an interest in non-invasive cardiac imaging and has level A accreditation in CT Coronary Angiography.

Dr Callinan also has an interest in forensic radiology and is a visiting radiologist for Queensland Forensic Services at the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane. He joined Standrew Imaging in 2010 and is a welcome member of the interventional and diagnostic radiology teams.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology
  • Emergency & trauma radiology
  • Body imaging
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Forensic radiology

 
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Dr Nicholas Kienzle - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, EBIR

A University of Queensland Medical School graduate, Dr Kienzle completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before undertaking advanced training in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital in Canada.

His expertise lies in a comprehensive range of image guided procedures and therapies with a particular interest in abdominal/hepato-biliary intervention and uterine fibroid embolisation.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Abdominal imaging


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Dr Nigel Mott - BSc (Hons) (UQ), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR, EBIR

Dr Mott graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2002 going on to complete his residency and radiology training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He undertook fellowship training in general and vascular interventional radiology at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne before completing a second fellowship in interventional radiology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

He has an interest in general body and vascular interventional radiology including venous access, peripheral arterial intervention, embolisation and pelvic intervention, biliary intervention and renal/ureteric intervention.

Special Interests

  • General vascular intervention
  • Dialysis access


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Dr Rob Parkinson - MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Dr Parkinson specialises in interventional radiology and uro-radiology. After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Parkinson completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He then undertook fellowship training in interventional radiology and uro-radiology at University College Hospital and Middlesex Hospital in London and at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Parkinson provides a comprehensive range of interventional radiology procedures including vascular access, vascular intervention, biliary intervention, image guided biopsies and injections. He has expertise in varicocoele embolisation and has published in the field of radio-frequency ablation of renal tumours.

Dr Parkinson has recently been instrumental in the development of the prostate MRI service at Wesley Medical Imaging, establishing close ties with an internationally regarded centre in the Netherlands.

Dr Parkinson has been based at the Wesley since 2005 and is available for patient consultations regarding image-guided therapies by referral.

Special Interests

  • Interventional radiology
  • Uro-radiology


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Dr Duncan Walker - MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCR, FRANZCR

Dr Walker is a sub-specialist interventional radiologist with particular interests in musculoskeletal intervention and interventional oncology. Dr Walker also has a particular interest in musculoskeletal and body MRI along with musculoskeletal ultrasound.

A UK medical graduate, Dr Walker completed his radiology training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London and an MRI fellowship at Southampton prior to relocating to Australia in 1994 to take up a staff radiologist appointment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Walker joined what is now Standrew Imaging in 2000 and along with his colleagues provides a comprehensive subspecialist interventional service for outpatients and hospital inpatients.

Special Interests

  • Interventional oncology
  • Musculoskeletal disorders: diagnosis and treatment
  • Endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins
  • Prostate Artery Embolisaton 

 

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Dr Sean Wallace - B. App. Sc (Hons) (QUT), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

After graduating from the University of Queensland Medical School, Dr Wallace completed his internship and residency prior to commencing radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

He undertook further training in interventional radiology and interventional neuroradiology at the Gold Coast Hospital and cross- sectional imaging at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He completed fellowships in angiography and interventional radiology at Westmead Hospital Sydney and musculoskeletal imaging at Calvary Hospital Hobart.

Dr Wallace provides a comprehensive range of interventional radiology procedures and has been based at the Wesley since 2014.

Special Interests

  • Vascular & interventional radiology


   

 
Key Staff  

  

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Darren Schwedes
General Manager

E: dschwedes@ucmi.com.au
P: 07 3371 9588
M: 0409 660 107

 

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Julie Eastgate
Marketing Manager

E: jeastgate@ucmi.com.au
P: 07 3371 9588
M: 0407 963 029

 

 

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Brad Park
Chief Medical Imaging Technologist

E: bpark@ucmi.com.au
P: 07 3371 9588
M: 0429 534 955

 

Jeanette Gilberto
Administration Manager

E: jgilberto@ucmi.com.au
P: 07 3371 9588