Our History

For more than 45 years, health care professionals have relied on South Coast Radiology to provide exceptional medical imaging services and the highest level of patient care to the Gold Coast and Tweed communities.

Radiologist Dr David Jones opened the practice that would become South Coast Radiology at 125 Nerang Street, Southport in 1967. Two years later, Dr Peter Ryan joined the practice forming Jones and Ryan Radiologists, which then evolved into the current practice, South Coast Radiology. Today the practice is owned and operated by its 18 partner radiologists, making the company Queensland’s largest, independent medical imaging provider.

These partners are committed to continuous improvement and advancement of the practice to benefit both referrers and patients. Our practice has been the first to introduce every type of diagnostic imaging to the region and our investment in the latest equipment ensures patients of the Gold Coast and Tweed region have access to services equivalent to those in capital cities.

The Women’s Imaging Centre

As a testament to the company’s commitment to women’s imaging, in 2011 South Coast Radiology set up a dedicated practice for women’s imaging at Queen St, Southport. The Women’s Imaging Centre is designed to meet the unique health care needs of women by providing specialist medical imaging services in a professional and caring environment.
To meet this commitment, the company has invested in a broad range of imaging modalities and the most advanced medical imaging equipment available to deliver the best image quality. Our existing practice at Nerang St, Southport provides breast MRI and Nuclear Medicine services.

As a company, we employ approximately 250 staff, including radiologists, radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, sonographers, registered nurses, administrative staff, couriers and our clerical practice support team. Our continued innovation and development of new services means that we regularly seek experienced staff to join our group.

For more information about working with South Coast Radiology or The Women's Imaging Centre, please visit the careers section.

Due to our longstanding and trusted relationship with the medical practitioners in the region, a patient’s transition between their services to The Women's Imaging Centre is well practiced. Organisational items such as bookings, pre-procedure briefings, discussion between specialists, radiologists and GPs, patient preparation, information and patient support are completed proficiently. Research has shown that teams who are well practiced in working together develop a high level of trust and respect for each other’s roles. This generates additional patient benefit from roles being executed well whilst minimising time delays and adverse outcomes.

Since the company’s inception, our radiologists have contributed valuable services to public health initiatives through consultant services at the Gold Coast, Tweed District and Murwillumbah District Hospitals, as well as BreastScreen Queensland at Southport.

Our radiologists continue to provide important medical imaging education via a robust internal CPD education program for all staff; and also externally via weekly and fortnightly sub-specialty radiology meetings, participation in multi-disciplinary patient management meetings and an extensive GP education program.

Our Practices

Our 10 Gold Coast–Tweed Heads practices are well located, to enable patients convenient access to services with all sites offering adjacent parking with easy access for wheel chairs or patients on crutches. South Coast Radiology also operates regional medical imaging services for doctors and patients in Toowoomba at Darling Downs Radiology and Mackay at Mackay Radiology.

Our two hospital based practices at Pindara Private and John Flynn Hospitals provide both inpatients and outpatients with comprehensive radiology services using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. South Coast Radiology also provides 24/7, 365 days/year on-call radiology services for urgent cases at Pindara Private Hospital, Benowa and John Flynn Private Hospital, Tugun. Our popular Women’s Imaging Centre, Southport, provides women with the very best in women’s imaging.