Our Radiologists

Dr Angus Watts


Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist
Principal & Founder 

Panorama Radiology Specialists’ founder, Dr Angus Watts, is a Fellowship-trained general, musculoskeletal and interventional radiologist and longterm Gold Coast resident, who has provided his diagnostic radiology expertise to the Gold Coast community since 2004.

Angus was an original Partner and later Managing Partner at South Coast Radiology, and oversaw the business’s national expansion in 2014 to form what is now known as the ASX-listed Integral Diagnostics. Angus served as Clinical Director at SCR and sat on the national COVID19 pandemic management committee before moving on in 2021 after almost 18 years as a fulltime radiologist at SCR. 

Panorama Radiology Specialists’ principal radiologist and founder, Dr Angus Watts.

Over that time, Angus provided general diagnostic and interventional radiology services at Pindara and John Flynn Private Hospitals, including musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, body MRI, complex imaging-guided pain amanagement procedures and biopsies, vascular access and endovascular intervention , CT Coronary Angiography, oncology imaging, prostate mpMRI, women’s imaging, paediatric, emergency and general radiology services.

Over almost 2 decades in private clinical radiology on the Gold Coast, Angus has earned a reputation for his meticulous attention to detail, depth of clinical experience, results-driven approach to interventional procedures and a tireless work ethic. Since 2004 Angus has performed an estimated 28,000 imaging-guided procedures and reported around 50,000 MRI examinations for patients in the Gold Coast region, and has been regularly sought after for an opinion on complex clinical cases by leading specialists and GPs.

Angus grew up in regional NSW and Brisbane, then completed his 6 years of Medical School at the University of Queensland. After 3 years of residency at the Gold Coast Hospital and a year in General Practice in Brisbane during which he completed his RANZCR Part 1 exams, Angus undertook the 5 year RANZCR radiology specialist training program at Royal Brisbane Hospital, and completed sub-specialist Fellowships in Interventional and Musculoskeletal Radiology.

In 2018 Angus had the privilege of working as a musculoskeletal radiologist at the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, working closely with elite athletes and their support teams.

An accredited CT Coronary Angiography reader, Angus and has a keen interest in the evolution of high resolution low dose CTCA technology using AI and its role in clinical practice, including recent quantum advances in CTCA radiation dose reduction and CT Fractional Flow Reserve analysis, which promise to change the clinical paradigm of the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease.

Angus is one of a handful of radiologists in the region who read Prostate mpMRI (multiparametric MRI), a groundbreaking technology that has changed the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and managed, by enabling detection of small prostate cancers. Angus trained with pioneering Prostate mpMRI radiologist, Dr Eamonn McAteer.

An avid rugby and cricket fan, and a lifelong surfer, moving into musculoskeletal radiology was a natural progression for Angus. Over 18 years of clinical radiology practice at Pindara and John Flynn Hospitals, he gained extensive experience in orthopaedic, sports medicine and rheumatological imaging and intervention.

After almost 2 decades in clinical practice, Angus came to believe that the optimal environment to deliver his services lay in a smaller, boutique format, alongside a team of skilled technologists and leading edge technology.  From that vision, Panorama Radiology Specialists was borne, with the core philosophy of providing a personalised, patient-focussed service dedicated to high quality imaging, continuing medical education, and exploring emerging technologies.

Outside radiology, Angus is also an award-winning screenwriter and feature film producer through his production company Closereef Productions, a member of Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Writers’ Guild, and a passionate supporter of the Gold Coast Film Festival and emerging local filmmakers.

Dr Watts is always happy to discuss clinical cases with referrers, offer advice on imaging pathways, or discuss imaging-guided procedures that may be of benefit depending on individual clinical circumstances.

Memberships & Qualifications.

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (UQ)
  • CT Coronary Angiography accredited Level A reader – Australian Conjoint Committee for Recognition of CTCA Training.
  • Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG)
  • Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand (CSANZ)
  • Gold Coast Medical Association (GCMA)

Dr Sam Kruger


Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist

Dr Kruger is a highly experienced radiologist who has completed subspecialist Fellowships in musculoskeletal and interventional radiology. Originally from South Africa and formerly a consultant radiologist at SCR, Dr Kruger is a highly experienced and respected musculoskeletal radiologist, who is passionate about outcomes-based interventional pain management procedures and providing a personalised service for patients and referring doctors. 

Musculoskeletal and interventional radiologist, Dr Sam Kruger, joined Panorama in August 2023 and is passionate about outcomes-driven pain management procedures.

Dr Kruger completed his medical training on the Gold Coast at Bond University in 2009 and relocated to Melbourne after graduation where he undertook 5 years of Radiology Fellowship training at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2015 after receiving the prestigious HR Sear Prize for most successful Part 2 exam candidate in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Kruger then completed subspecialist Fellowship training in interventional radiology at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, focusing on general body and peripheral vascular intervention. 

After graduation and fellowship training, Dr Kruger worked in private practice for 2 years in Bendigo, Victoria before returning to the Gold Coast, where he worked as a consultant radiologist with South Coast Radiology, and subsequently completed a Fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology focussed on spine and joint MRI, before joining the independent Panorama Team in August 2023. 

As experienced musculoskeletal and interventional radiologists and lifelong sports fans, Dr Kruger and Dr Watts regularly confer and collaborate on complex and challenging spinal and musculoskeletal imaging studies, and pain management procedures, to offer a unique specialist spine and joint imaging service to the Gold Coast community under an independent banner, as one of the few non-corporate radiology clinics in the region. 

Dr Kruger is always happy to offer an opinion on imaging and imaging-guided pain management options to referring clinicians that may be of benefit in individual patient circumstances. 

Memberships & Qualifications.

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (Bond)
  • Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG)

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