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Our History

Since 1967 when radiologist Dr David Jones opened his first practice at 125 Nerang Street, Southport, South Coast Radiology has provided exceptional medical imaging services. Two years later, Dr Peter Ryan joined the practice known as Jones and Ryan Radiologists, which evolved into the current practice.  Mackay Radiology is part of the South Coast Radiology group which is owned and operated by its 22 partner radiologists, making the company Queensland’s largest, independent medical imaging provider.

These partners are committed to continuous improvement and advancement, which will benefit both referrers and patients. South Coast Radiology intends to maintain its enviable lead position by installing the latest medical imaging equipment and radiology techniques, and employing highly skilled and experienced staff.

The company employs some 250 staff, including radiologists, administrative staff, couriers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiographers, registered nurses, medical receptionists and sonographers. Our commitment to continuous improvement and advancement means that we regularly seek experienced staff to join our group.

For more information about working with South Coast Radiology, please visit the careers section

All sites boast adjacent parking with easy access for wheel chairs. Our 10 Gold Coast–Tweed Heads practices are suitably located, to enable patients convenient access to services. 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 flagship 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 provides 24/7 on-call radiology, radiography and ultrasound 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 medical imaging. A close working relationship with our specialist referrers enables our staff to provide clinically directed diagnostic and investigative services in a modern, supportive environment.

Since the company’s inception, South Coast Radiology 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 for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate radiology residents, and the broader medical community.