Ascot Radiology

Irene Overton

“Leading a group of talented, motivated staFf who enthusiasticalLy embrace new technology makes my job very rewarding.”

Irene Overton, Charge General Radiographer
Ascot Radiology Ltd, Auckland

highlights and significant events

  • Planning and completion of a large project to expand and modernise the facilities ofAscot Radiology
  • In conjunction with Breast Associates, a group of Breast Surgeons and Physicians, leased the ground floor of the new Ascot Central clinical building and built a new state of the art radiology clinic
  • Invested $7 million in latest generation equipment and technology in the new and existing clinics to provide the best radiology service, in addition to the most advanced breast imaging service in New Zealand
  • Expanding workload in MRI scanning led to installation of new 3T MRI scanner in the new clinic and ordered a second 3T MRI for the existing clinic in Ascot Hospital
  • Invested in computerised diagnostic workstation to enhance breast imaging and biopsy during MRI scanning
  • Installed a new digital radiology unit to help service the increased workload in a quicker and more efficient manner
  • Increased referral and increased efficiencies


  • Commissioning of new 3T MRI in existing Ascot Radiology clinic in Ascot Hospital in August 2008
  • Continue to meet growing demand for MRI referral and MRI breast scanning referral
  • Increase number of referrals from new and existing referrers
  • Focus on consolidation and developing the full potential of the new technology and recently opened Ascot Central radiology clinic