Cutting edge radiology: Beyond Radiology
In the heart of Merivale, an exceptional radiology clinic stands, boasting cutting-edge technology designed to alleviate the anxieties accompanying each individual’s health journey.
Beyond Radiology presents an unparalleled journey, catering to the needs of both patients and referring medical professionals, ensuring a top-tier experience for all.
“We live and breathe the mantra going above and beyond, every single day with a quality, patient-focused, clinician-lead service to the people of Canterbury,” says Chief Medical Officer and Lead Radiologist Dr Philip Clark (pictured).
His dream to start a practice, based on ethics, values, and great service, started with his Grafton, Auckland clinic in 2021, which expanded rapidly.
“We have had so much wonderful feedback since we opened in Christchurch in March. The vision was to provide a better experience, which begins the moment you walk in the door. We treat all patients with the same dignity and respect all the way through. Irrespective of their background, every patient will be treated equally.”
As one of the first Māori radiologists to be trained in New Zealand, Dr Clark also practises at his clinics daily.
“I have had my hands on the wheel the whole way, with every detail,” he explains proudly. “This includes our logo, which represents a tree-trunk cross-section with what we call ‘the rings of life,’ representing patients of all ages on all aspects of their health journey. Being so involved means I can be confident of our high-quality service.
“We offer some of the best image quality available with brand new MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and X-ray equipment for diagnostic and interventional procedures.”
For example, the IT suite includes a portal allowing patients secure access to view their own images online.
“Our latest high-end MRI scanner utilises some of the most up-to-date Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, capturing extremely fine bone structures and
cartilage detail that could not previously be seen,” Dr Clark says.
“It’s extremely sophisticated and great to visualise pathology and structures in a different way.”
He adds that the technology only does so much, however, and it is the amazing team of experienced radiologists who pin-point the answers, providing clarity
in the reporting.
Located at 225 Papanui Road and offering convenient onsite parking, this clinic serves as a hospitable sanctuary for patients. Boasting natural timber accents and a soothing neutral interior palette, design efforts have been invested to create a tranquil and cosy environment that prioritises the calm and comfort of
Aesthetics aside, Dr Clark says the heart and soul is Beyond Radiology’s people. Contact the team at 03 964 7459 or visit the website.