Meet our friendly team

Our team provide professional diagnostic ultrasound imaging in modern and comfortable rooms within the Bethlehem shopping complex. Our two sonographers are Brendan and Melanie Cosford are a husband and wife team dedicated to providing leading ultrasound services.

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Brendon Cosford


Brendan is the director and a Sonographer at Bethlehem Ultrasound. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. His career started as a radiographer at Auckland Public Hospital graduating in 1994 before he moved to Hobart and worked as a radiographer and started ultrasound training.

He graduated through the Queensland University of Technology in 1997. He worked in the Gold Coast Public Hospital and private practice on the Gold Coast before extending his travel to the United Kingdom. Brendan was charge Sonographer at St Bartolomew’s Hospital, London were he worked along side Professor Rodney Reznek. He also held Sonographer posts at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. He then worked as a sole charge Sonographer on the Shetland Islands in 1999.

He then returned to Australia working mainly as a musculoskeletal Sonographer at South Coast Radiology. He brought his young family back to NZ in 2004 and worked for Hamilton Radiology and later Med Imaging working with his good friend and colleague Dr Peter Gendall. He also became a Locum Sonographer servicing Thames Public Hospital, TRG imaging in Rotorua and the Waikato Public Hospital. Brendan has a major interest and skill set involving MSK ultrasound and he has also been involved in several lectures on the topic. Brendan believes in explaining his scanning and treating the patient in a professional but relaxed manner.

Melanie Cosford


Melanie trained at Middlemore Hospital and graduated as a radiographer in 1995 before heading abroad to train as a sonographer with South Coast Radiology. She graduated through the Queensland University of Technology in 2002.

Melanie was worked in several private radiology practices in Australia and New Zealand and has a special interest in both obstetric and female imaging.

Dr Malcolm J Hudson


Born in Mt Eden Auckland, Malcolm was also educated locally, attending Auckland University, Auckland Medical School, and post-graduate studies through the Auckland public health system.

Shorter periods of training were spent at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London (rheumatology) and at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore (nuclear medicine).
He has enjoyed nearly 30 years of marriage to Paula, with sons born in 1987 and 1990.

His radiology career began with the Waitemata DHB in 1994 as one of the team at North Shore Hospital and supervising the department at Waitakere Hospital. Increasingly over the years, he took up sessional work with Mercy Radiology, eventually joining that large private practice fulltime. During that time, he was a key figure in establishing a new Nuclear Medicine facility in 1998 (NZ Medical Imaging) which introduced modern nuclear cardiology to Auckland. After 7 years Malcolm looked for further challenges and left NZ to join a solo practice in Cairns, Far North Queensland and this was a very successful venture for all involved. The ANZAC connections forged in the tropics led to the establishment of AXS in 2003.

He maintains links with several radiology practices in North Queensland in the form of locum visits. An avid but perennially struggling golfer, Malcolm also enjoys boating and fishing on Lake Rotoiti during family holidays.

Lisa Edmonds


Lisa is our friendly receptionist who will greet you at the door. Lisa is always happy to answer your questions and help you with your appointments.

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