About Independent Sports Imaging

Independent sports imaging is an independently owned and operated dedicated ultrasound musculoskeletal practice, established in 2006 by radiologist Dr Ivor Berman.

This clinic has been established as a centre of excellence in musculoskeletal imaging (sports medicine, rheumatological and orthopaedic) diagnosis and treatment.

Areas managed include, but are not limited to:

  • Tendon injuries e.g. Achilles, tennis / golfers elbow, Lateral hip( gluteal tendons), Patella t
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Shoulder – Bursitis, Frozen shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Nerve entrapment e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Mortons neuroma and other forefoot abnormalities

Treatment options provided include:

  • Shock Wave Therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Dry needling,
  • Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid)
  • Tenography
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP),
  • Orthokine
  • Nerve hydrodissection
  • Scar hydrodissection
  • Stem cell therapy.

Other services available at our clinic include:

General Ultrasound:

Although we specialise in musculoskeletal imaging, onsite we have vastly experienced sonographers (more than 20 years in the industry) who as part of   this service, are able to provide high quality imaging of all regions of the body including, but not limited to:

  • Abdomen and pelvis: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Pancreas,
  • Neck: Thyroid, Parotid, Lymph Nodes.
  • Paediatric: Hip joints for dysplasia.
  • Musculoskeletal imaging: e.g. shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot.

*Excluding gynaecological and obstetric

Varicose and Spider Vein Therapy

Dr Berman is a dual specialist. In addition to being a radiologist he is a phlebologist (vein specialist) with a dedicated clinic at the same location, specialising in the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of vein disease. In particular, lower limb varicose and spider vein disease.

Please click on the following link to view SPECIALIST VEIN CARE website.

Specialist Vascular Diagnostic Ultrasound facility

Our clinic incorporates a Vascular Laboratory.

It can be critical that this examination is performed by a Specialist Vascular Sonographer as your future management may well depend on the outcome of this examination.

Vascular sonographers are specialists in their field, with specialised training, ensuring reliable and accurate imaging. Independent Vascular Ultrasound is a dedicated Vascular Unit where your vascular ultrasound examination will be performed by a dedicated Vascular Sonographer at all times. We are fortunate to have onsite vascular sonographers who have many years of experience and are leaders in their field.

Services include:

  • Peripheral venous: Leg and arm veins, including venous incompetency studies
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Peripheral arterial: Leg and arm arteries
  • Abdominal including –
  • Aorta (e.g. aneurysm)
  • Major arteries to liver, spleen and bowel.
  • Kidneys (Renal arteries)
  • Portal hypertension
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular: Carotid arteries
  • Arteriovenous grafts and fistulas (AVG and AVF)
  • CCSVI – Imaging for multiple sclerosis

EXPERTISE

Dr Ivor Berman the director of Independent Sports Imaging is a radiologist having undergone training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and overseas.

Our sonographers are experts and leaders in their fields with many year’s experience.

Dr Berman has worked with these sonographers for many years, dating back to 1998.

We as a clinic, including reception, the sonographers and Dr Berman pride themselves on providing a friendly, compassionate, understanding approach to patient care and providing an exceptional service.

We welcome questions and concerns and encourage patients and referring doctors and practitioners to contact us if there are any questions or concerns.

We recognise that sometimes we may go “beyond the call of duty” and provide a service which may well be beyond expectations or sometimes we may not cover all a patient’s needs. For each we would love to have feedback. Please feel free to contact us at any stage.

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Credentials

Dr Berman is a dual specialist – Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Vein Specialist (Phlebologist)
Please click on Specialist Vein Care to see dedicated website.