OUR DOCTORS

DR RICHARD LANGFORD | MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr. Richard Langford qualified as a consultant radiologist in South Africa in 1988. Prior to establishing X-Ray & Imaging in 2004, Dr. Langford was the Director of Radiology at Nambour General Hospital.

With over 30 years of international consulting experience, Dr. Langford has a reputation for being an approachable radiologist who provides the highest standards in diagnostic radiology reporting.

Areas of Interest
A former Breast Screen Radiologist, Dr. Langford’s special interest lies in mammography and breast imaging.

DR TEVITA TAKA |  MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr. Tevita Taka grew up between New Zealand & Fiji before completing his medical training at Otago Medical School. Tevita obtained his RANZCR fellowship at Dunedin Hospital in 2010, before relocating to Australia and joining X-Ray & Imaging in 2011.

Areas of Interest
Dr. Taka’s special interests include MSK MRI imaging and MSK interventional procedures.

DR RASTIE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN | MBBS, FRANZCR

Qualifying as a consultant radiologist in South Africa in 1990, Rustie relocated to Australia with his wife and two sons in 2004 and joined X-Ray & Imaging in 2012.

Areas of Interest
Dr van der Westhuizen’s main areas of interest are in interventional radiology, including a comprehensive range of CT & ultrasound-guided injections.

DR ALLAN MCKENZIE | MBBS, FRANZCR, DDR

Dr. Allan McKenzie graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed his radiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Prior to joining X-Ray & Imaging in 2020, Dr. McKenzie led medical imaging departments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Frankston Private Medical Imaging, and QDI Buderim Private Hospital.

Allan is a FRACR college examiner and is a member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee and the Radiologic Society North America and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Areas of Interest
Dr. McKenzie’s special interest is in MRI.

DR BEN EDWARDS | MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr. Ben Edwards completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland and trained in radiology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. During his training, he developed a keen interest in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention which he pursued with a fellowship at Brisbane Private Imaging. A Sunshine Coast local, he returned to the coast in 2021 and joined X-Ray & Imaging.

Area of Interest
Dr. Edwards’ special interests are in musculoskeletal imaging & intervention

DR JOHN VELKOVIC | MBBS, FRANZCR

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2007, Dr John Velkovic completed his radiology training at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital and obtained his FRANZCR qualification in 2015.
John then went on to work at Nambour General Hospital and Sunshine Coast University Hospital for several years before moving to the private radiology sector and joining X-Ray & Imaging in 2020.

Area of Interest
‍Dr Velkovic has a special interest in neuro/spine, chest and abdominal radiology and image guided intervention.

DR ANDREW PASZKOWKSI | MBBS, FRACP, AANZSNM

Dr. Andrew Paszkowski graduated from the University of Sydney and completed his physician training at St George Hospital, Sydney. He underwent further post fellowship training at Emory University, Atlanta and St Thomas Hospital, London and the Monash Heart Centre, Melbourne. He has been living and working on the Sunshine Coast since 1998.

Prior to joining X-Ray and Imaging in 2021, Dr Paszkowski established and ran Lakeview Imaging, a specialist nuclear medicine practice, with sites in Warana, Maroochydore and Gympie. He has an ongoing part-time position at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Areas of Interest
Dr. Paszkowski’s areas of interest include Cardiology and Oncology. 

DR SHANE DIERS | MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Shane Diers graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, going on to specialise in diagnostic and interventional radiology achieving both FCRad Diag(SA) and FRANZCR.

Prior to joining X-Ray & Imaging in 2019, Dr Diers spent 10 years working in private practice in Johannesburg, and 4 years as a consultant radiologist in the public sector in Whangarei, New Zealand.

Areas of Interest
Dr. Diers has special interests in emergency and trauma imaging as well as diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal imaging.