Imaging & Diagnostic

Objective

To provide safe, efficient and optimum services through coordination with other departments and services.

MRI

MRI is Magnetic Resonance Imaging that uses magnetic field and radio waves. It creates detailed images of the organs and tissues within one’s body. Unlike X-rays and Computed Tomographic (CT) scans, MRI is a safe non-invasive imaging method that does not involve X-ray radiation. An MRI scan is superior to the Computed Tomography (CT) scan in depicting the soft tissue detail.
For MRI examination:The devices/conditions listed below might prohibit you from having an MRI examination. If you have any of these devices, make sure your physician and the MRI staff are informed.
•    Pacemakers
•    Artificial heart valves
•    Neuro-stimulators
•    Metallic clips used in brain surgery
•    Implanted hearing aids
•    Metal implants
•    Metal shrapnel in your body
•    Metal fragments in your eyes
•    Intra-uterine contraceptives devices
•    Claustrophobia

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Mammography

Mammography, also known as a mammogram, is the examination of the breast using x-rays. Mammography is considered one of the most effective tool for early breast tumour detection.

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CT Scan

Ct scan is an X-ray procedure that combines many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body.

Studies Performed:
•    Abdomen/ Pelvis
•    Sinuses
•    Chest
•    Temporal Bones
•    Head/Soft Tissue Orbits
•    Head/ Brain
•    Spine – Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound (sonography) is a procedure that uses sound waves to create images of internal organs. The reflecting sound waves (echoes) are recorded and displayed as visual images. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movement, like blood flow, heart beats and baby movement.
Studies Performed:
•    Abdomen & Pelvis
•    Aorta
•    Breast
•    DVT Study
•    Scrotal
•    Appendix
•    Thyroid
•    Obstetrics
•    Renal

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Instruction For Special X Ray / Ultrasound Examination

Intravenous Urogram -IVU (Intravenous Pyelogram -IVP)
•    Low residue diet.
•    No food or drink for at least 6 hours before examination unless clinically contraindicated
Eg. Renal failure, multiple myeloma.
•    3 Dulcolax tablets on night before examination .Dulcolax suppository on morning of examination.
Ultrasound of Upper Abdomen (Liver /Gall bladder / pancreas)
•    No food /milk for 6 hours before examination .Glucose water is allowed if desired.

Ultrasound of Pelvis

•    Do not empty bladder prior to examination.

X-Ray

X-ray imaging is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and access the lungs, broken bones, joints or spinal injuries.
Studies Performed:
•    Chest X- Ray
•    Skull
•    Spine
•    Pelvis
•    Upper Extremities (shoulder, hand, wrist, elbow, forearm & etc.)
•    Lower Extremities (foot, ankle, knee, tibia fibula & etc.)

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An on call surcharge will be levied for all imaging services done after 5.30pm on weekdays, after 1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.