Dr Iain Duncan
Iain is a founder of Garran Medical Imaging (GMI) and has been a leader in Canberra ultrasound and nuclear medicine for more than 20 years. His passion to improve patient outcomes through proactive response to clinical problems and direct relationships with clinicians led to the creation of Garran Medical Imaging. He manages to introduce new technology, provide clinical care, and participate in academic advancement while running a dynamic private practice -a rare find in the medical panoply. Though he often thinks about astrophysics and quantum tunneling this is rarely of relevance in his day-to-day activities.
Iain also has his own website which showcases educational material and recent updates for clinicians, patients, and fellow healthcare professionals. For his latest news go here as the rest of this bio is really only for nerds, bots, and those with plenty of time.
Originally a graduate of Sydney University, Iain completed a decade of postgraduate medical training in Sydney, Canberra, and Adelaide. Working as a Rheumatologist for the next 10 years, he became a familiar face in private and hospital practice across Canberra.
In 1999 Iain moved into diagnostic imaging (nuclear medicine and ultrasound). An accredited Australasian Society of Ultrasound Sonologist and a Fellow of the Australian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists, he pioneered the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnosis and guided injection therapy. He has performed over 50,000 therapeutic injections.
Iain’s diverse medical specialisation places him in a unique position, at the increasingly busy intersection between diagnostic imaging and clinical medicine (and no traffic lights). This enables him to focus on musculoskeletal medicine from both a clinical and imaging perspective. In other words, he can use his exceptional diagnostic skill and knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine to assist clinicians in developing optimum management plans for their patients.
Iain is able to advise both patients and doctors on the most efficient route to achieving a diagnosis or assessing function in any of the body’s systems, Iain enjoys working as part of an effective team. He particularly champions the use of diagnostic imaging as an integral part of patient care rather than a stand-alone “test” or “scan.”
“ At GMI we try to see the problem from the patient’s perspective. We strive to make every scan and patient interaction relevant and worthwhile. A diagnostic scan is a powerful tool only when used in conjunction with a patient’s specific circumstances. This often requires a quality dialogue between our practice and the patient and/or their doctor.”
For more information about Iain got to driainduncan.com.au