Our Specialists

At Illawarra Radiology Group we pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our caring staff. Our team of imaging specialists covers a broad spectrum of sub-specialties and as such offer the complete range of diagnostic imaging and interventional services.

Illawarra Radiology Group is committed to the provision of sub-specialist imaging services and has ensured that the radiology group includes specialists in neurological, musculoskeletal, genitor-urinary, abdominal, and breast imaging as well as interventional procedures.

Dr Amey Aurangabadkar

Radiologist MBBS, MRCS, FRCR, FRANZCR

Dr Aurangabadkar joined the Illawarra Radiology Group IRG in 2015 and regularly participates in the multi-disciplinary cancer care meetings at the Wollongong Hospital. He has special interest and expertise in Cross sectional oncology and non-oncology radiology including body CT and ...

Dr Aurangabadkar joined the Illawarra Radiology Group IRG in 2015 and regularly participates in the multi-disciplinary cancer care meetings at the Wollongong Hospital. He has special interest and expertise in Cross sectional oncology and non-oncology radiology including body CT and MRI, Rectal and prostate MRI, CT colonography, Hepato-biliary imaging including Primovist liver MRI, Head and neck imaging including ultrasound, 4D CT for parathyroid glands and MRI, Women’s pelvic imaging including HyCoSy and pelvic MRI, Non-vascular intervention including but not limited to, nerve blocks, facet joint injections, ultrasound and CT guided biopsies and image guided drainages. He holds fellowships in radiology from the UK and Australian Royal Colleges.

Dr Ray Blumgart

Radiologist MB, ChB, FFRAD, FRANZCR

Dr. Ray Blumgart graduated in Diagnostic Radiology in 1984 and immigrated to Australia in 1986. He holds both the South African and Australian Fellowships. Since graduating he has embraced the incredible developing technologies of digital imaging, ultrasound, CT and MRI. ...

Dr. Ray Blumgart graduated in Diagnostic Radiology in 1984 and immigrated to Australia in 1986. He holds both the South African and Australian Fellowships. Since graduating he has embraced the incredible developing technologies of digital imaging, ultrasound, CT and MRI.  Dr. Blumgart has over the years developed an interest in many aspects of Diagnostic Imaging including Breast Imaging and Musculoskeletal.  Image guided injections for Musculoskeletal diseases has become an important and interesting aspect of his work.

Dr Chris Nikolich

Radiologist MB BS, FRANZCR, DDR

A life-long resident of the Illawarra, Dr Chris Nikolich is a graduate of the University of NSW. He completed his radiology training at The Prince Henry, Prince of Wales and Westmead Hospitals. Dr Nikolich qualified as a specialist radiologist in 1981 ...

A life-long resident of the Illawarra, Dr Chris Nikolich is a graduate of the University of NSW. He completed his radiology training at The Prince Henry, Prince of Wales and Westmead Hospitals. Dr Nikolich qualified as a specialist radiologist in 1981 and has worked continuously in radiology since.  He has extensive experience in all branches of imaging including CT, ultrasound and mammography and currently has particular interest in abdominal imaging, breast imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound.  He is currently involved in running clinical revue meetings at Wollongong Hospital. Dr Nikolich and has worked in private practice for over 30 years and worked as a visiting hospital radiologist at Wollongong ,Port Kembla and Shellharbour hospitals over a period of about 15 years.  Dr Nikolich speaks fluent Macedionian and can communicate in Serbo Croat.

Dr Deborah Raper

Radiologist MBBCh, FCR(SA), FRANZCR

Dr Raper graduated in Diagnostic Radiology in 1998, and emigrated to Australia in 2003.  She has Radiology Fellowships both from South Africa and from Australia.  She is a resident in the Illawarra and has worked in Diagnostic Radiology in the ...

Dr Raper graduated in Diagnostic Radiology in 1998, and emigrated to Australia in 2003.  She has Radiology Fellowships both from South Africa and from Australia.  She is a resident in the Illawarra and has worked in Diagnostic Radiology in the Illawarra since 2003.  She has interests in many aspects of Medical Imaging including Mammography, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and non-vascular intervention – including selective nerve root blocks, epidural injections, facet joint injections, musculoskeletal injections and Ultrasound guided biopsies.

Dr Julian Adler

Radiologist, CEO MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

Dr Adler’s primary interests are in radiology of the head and neck and musculoskeletal MRI.  In addition, Dr Adler maintains a strong interest and involvement in radiology informatics and teleradiology.  In July 2011, Dr Adler became the CEO of Castlereagh Imaging and IRG.

Dr Adler’s primary interests are in radiology of the head and neck and musculoskeletal MRI.  In addition, Dr Adler maintains a strong interest and involvement in radiology informatics and teleradiology.  In July 2011, Dr Adler became the CEO of Castlereagh Imaging and IRG.

Dr Simon Dimmick

Radiologist BPTHY, MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

Dr Dimmick’s specialty is in Musculoskeletal Imaging. He undertook his radiology training at Royal North Shore Hospital and a general MRI fellowship (predominantly musculoskeletal and neuroradiology). He practiced as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist prior to studying medicine.  He was responsible for a ...

Dr Dimmick’s specialty is in Musculoskeletal Imaging. He undertook his radiology training at Royal North Shore Hospital and a general MRI fellowship (predominantly musculoskeletal and neuroradiology).

He practiced as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist prior to studying medicine.  He was responsible for a number of elite and school boy sporting teams.

Dr Lavier Gomes

Radiologist BDs, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACR

Dr Lavier Gomes graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987 and completed his radiology training at Westmead Hospital in 1995.  He undertook a Neuroradiology Fellowship in 1995-96.  His interests are in head and neck imaging, neuroradiology, particularly MR spectroscopy, ...

Dr Lavier Gomes graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987 and completed his radiology training at Westmead Hospital in 1995.  He undertook a Neuroradiology Fellowship in 1995-96.  His interests are in head and neck imaging, neuroradiology, particularly MR spectroscopy, functional MRI and advanced MRI techniques.

He is currently Deputy Director of MRI and Director of Research in Imaging at Westmead for the Centre for Biomedical Imaging in Research Development (CBIRD) and Lecturer in Radiology at the University of Sydney.

Dr James Linklater

Radiologist MBBS (Hons), BMedSc, FRANZCR

Dr James Linklater undertook his undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales and his radiology training at Concord, Royal North Shore and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals.  He then did a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the Hospital for Special ...

Dr James Linklater undertook his undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales and his radiology training at Concord, Royal North Shore and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals.  He then did a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York; part of the Cornell Hospital Group.

Dr Linklater has particular skills in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and intervention, and has ongoing research interests in cartilage and foot and ankle imaging.  He was a member of the imaging team at the Sydney Olympics and is a Consultant Radiologist for the Asian Football Confederation, is a member of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group, Sports Medicine Australia, Society of Skeletal Radiologists, the Radiology Society of North America and the International Cartilage Research Society.

Dr Sarah McGlone

Radiologist MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

Dr Sarah McGlone graduated from Monash University Melbourne and commenced her radiology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital and completed her training at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals. Sarah completed a Cross Sectional Imaging fellowship in CT and MRI at ...

Dr Sarah McGlone graduated from Monash University Melbourne and commenced her radiology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital and completed her training at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals.

Sarah completed a Cross Sectional Imaging fellowship in CT and MRI at the University of Toronto, Canada.  Her clinical expertise canvasses all radiological modalities including competency in interventional techniques.  Her major interest lies in MRI imaging.

Dr Kevin Ng

Radiologist MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

Dr Kevin Ng is a consultant neuroradiologist who graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook his radiology training at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals.  He subsequently underwent an MRI fellowship at Westmead Hospital and Castlereagh Imaging in 2006, followed by ...

Dr Kevin Ng is a consultant neuroradiologist who graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook his radiology training at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals.  He subsequently underwent an MRI fellowship at Westmead Hospital and Castlereagh Imaging in 2006, followed by further subspecialized neuroradiology fellowship training at the University of Toronto in 2007-2008.

He has an active academic focus and is experienced in all aspects of neuroradiology, head and neck, ENT, dental/oral surgery, and ophthalmology / neuro-ophthalmology imaging.

Dr Jennie Noakes

Radiologist BMed, FRANZCR

Dr Jennie Noakes graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1984.  She trained in radiology at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, completing her training in 1991. She became a partner in Sports Imaging in 1994 and has worked at ...

Dr Jennie Noakes graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle in 1984.  She trained in radiology at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, completing her training in 1991. She became a partner in Sports Imaging in 1994 and has worked at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre since that time.

Dr Noakes has a keen interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI, was Deputy Director of Medical Imaging at the Sydney Olympics, and has an ongoing involvement in teaching.