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Dr Tim Dickson


Dr Tim Dickson - Consultant Radiologist

Tim Dickson gained his medical degree from The University of Newcastle in 2004 and completed internship and basic training at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and two years as an orthopaedic registrar for the Hunter New England Health Service. After being appointed to the Queensland Orthopaedic training scheme Tim worked for two years in various public and private Brisbane hospitals and successfully obtained his part 1 examination in surgical training.

During his four years as an orthopaedic registrar, Tim gained valuable knowledge and skills in the various orthopaedic specialties including trauma, sports medicine, spine, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, arthroplasty and paediatric orthopaedics. Despite this Tim decided to switch career paths to Radiology and relocate to Melbourne to refocus on diagnostic imaging across the range of medical specialties.

With his strong background in orthopaedics Tim has a particular interest in musculoskeletal imaging, sports medicine and radiological assisted non-operative treatment methods/minimally invasive therapies.

Tim completed his radiology training at The Alfred Hospital in 2015 during which time he completed a 6-month subspecialty rotation at Melbourne Radiology Clinic in addition to subspecialty rotations in trauma, thoracic and lung transplant imaging, body imaging and neuroradiology. In addition to this, Tim then undertook a 12-month fellowship in Musculoskeletal Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at Melbourne Radiology Clinic.

Tim currently holds a position as a visiting medical officer at the Alfred Hospital in MR imaging. Tim is currently involved with a number of research projects with Dr George Koulouris. He has completed a Masters of Medicine (Radiology) through the University of Melbourne in the utility of MRI sequences in cervical spine clearance of trauma patients.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, The University of Newcastle
  • Fellow Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (2013)
  • Masters of Medicine (Radiology), The University of Melbourne

Professional Memberships/affiliations

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG)
  • AMSIG treasurer 2017 –
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)

Previous Employment

  • The Alfred Hospital
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • The Mater Adults and Children’s Hospital
  • John Hunter Hospital


  • Highlights of the 21th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) 2017, Melbourne, Australia. Dickson T, Wang D, Koulouris G. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Dec 14.
  • Dickson T, Koulouris G. Acute posterior thigh pain in an athlete. Skeletal Radiol Oct 1, 2016.
  • Dickson T, McMeniman M, Dhupelia S, Koulouris G. Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) annual scientific meeting (ASM). Skeletal Radiol Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] 2016
  • Scientific Convenor

    Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, May 2017.

    • Conference Theme: Foot and Ankle Imaging

    Oral Presentations

    • Mid-Tarsal Sprain InjuriesTim Dickson, George Koulouris AMSIG Melbourne 2017
    • Clinical findings and Imaging appearances of AngiomyomasTim Dickson, George Koulouris, Society of Skeletal Radiology Meeting, Santa Barbara 2017
    • Journal Club - Tim Dickson, Heath Tomlinson, George Koulouris AMSIG Auckland 2015
    • Chest Xray Interpretation - Tim Dickson, Sam Ellis, Respiratory Nurse Symposium Alfred Hospital 2015
    • An Audit of Cerebral Vasospasm secondary to Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in Intensive Care Patients - Tim Dickson, Anoop Madan, Josh Ihle VIC MSM 2013
    •  Clinical Guidelines for Septic Arthritis of the Paediatric Hip - Tim Dickson, John Walsh, Mark Shillington, Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society AGM 2009
    • VAC dressing protocol for non-sealing surgical wounds and drain sites in total joint arthroplasty (A Pilot Study) - Tim Dickson, Andrew Myers, Hunter Orthopaedic Society Meeting 2006
    • Metacarpophalangeal joint replacements post trigger finger release - Tim Dickson, Stephen Brindley, Hunter Orthopaedic Society Meeting 2006

    Poster Presentation

    • T. Dickson; G. Koulouris. Mid Tarsal Sprain Injuries Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) Meeting, Santa Barbara 2017.
    • T. Dickson; A. Myers. VAC dressing protocol for non-sealing surgical wounds and drain sites in total joint arthroplasty (A Pilot Study) RACS Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting 2008.


    • Title: The utility of limited MRI cervical spine sagittal STIR sequence in conscious patients with a normal CT cervical spine
      Supervisors: Will Maclaurin, Mark Schoenwalder
      The Alfred Hospital
    • Title: An Audit of Cerebral Vasospasm secondary to Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in Intensive Care Patients
      Supervisor: Anoop Madan
      The Alfred Hospital
    • Title: Comparison of Arthroscopic Acromioplasty and Mini Open Cuff Repair versus Arthroscopic Acromioplasty and Cuff Repair
      Supervisors: Peter Lau, Don Osborne
      Royal Newcastle Centre, Newcastle

    Journal Reviewer

    • Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO)


    • Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR) Research Committee: Young Investigator Travel Award (YITA)
      ABSTRACT: "Clinical Findings and Imaging Appearances Of Angiomyomas"
      to be presented at the SSR annual business meeting in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, March 19, 2017

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