Ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray

Ultrasound, MRI, X-RayWithin our facilities we are able to perform two types of radiological services. First ones are with a use of Ultrasound and the others are with use of the Dental X-Ray machine for small image only. However for patients requiring MRI scans of the full body or an individual area can be referred to one of our imaging centres. In the same way the X-Ray demand can be met for chest or joints screening.

All of these operations are performed by our qualified medical practitioners.

Ultrasound scan

We can perform several different types of ultrasound scans

Abdominal ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal organs of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs can also be looked at with ultrasound.

Abdominal ultrasound imaging is performed to evaluate the:

  • kidneys
  • liver
  • gallbladder
  • pancreas
  • spleen
  • abdominal aorta and other blood vessels of the abdomen

Ultrasound is used to help diagnose a variety of conditions, such as:

  • abdominal pain or distension.
  • abnormal liver function.
  • enlarged abdominal organ.
  • stones in the gallbladder or kidney.
  • an aneurysm in the aorta.

Additionally, ultrasound may be used to provide guidance for biopsies.

Obstetric Ultrasounds

The range of foetal ultrasonography services includes:

Screening

  • First and second trimester Down syndrome screening
  • Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy screening
  • Multiple pregnancy screening
  • Fetal anomaly screening

Assessment and Evaluation

  • First trimester evaluation
  • Second and third trimester anatomical assessment

Prenatal diagnosis

  • Testing and monitoring
  • Foetal echocardiography

Gynaecological Ultrasounds

In addition, we also perform screening, diagnostic, and interventional ultrasound for general gynaecology, oncology, and reproductive endocrinology patients.

Gynaecological ultrasound services include, but not limited to:

  • Pelvic evaluation
  • Evaluation of ovarian masses
  • Screening and detection of ovarian and endometrial cancer

Scrotal Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging of the scrotum provides pictures of the testicles and the surrounding tissues of a man or a boy.

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel to expose the body to high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

It is the primary imaging method used to evaluate disorders of the testicles, epididymis (a tube immediately next to the testes that collects sperm made by the testicles) and scrotum.

This study is typically used to:
  • determine whether a mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or doctor is cystic or solid.
  • diagnose results of trauma to the scrotal area.
  • diagnose causes of testicular pain or swelling such as inflammation or torsion.
  • evaluate the cause of infertility such as varicocele.
  • look for the location of undescended testis.

Dental X-Ray

X-ray images, also called dental radiographs, are among the most valuable tools a dentist has for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy. By understanding what the structures of the mouth look like normally on an X-ray film, dentists can diagnose problems in the teeth and jaws. For adults, radiographs can:

  • Show areas of decay that your dentist may not be able to see with just a visual examination, such as tiny pits of decay that might occur between teeth
  • Find decay that is developing underneath an existing filling
  • Find cracks or other damage in an existing filling
  • Alert the dentist to possible bone loss associated with periodontal (gum) disease
  • Reveal problems in the root canal, such as infection or death of the nerve
  • Help your dentist plan, prepare and place tooth implants, orthodontic treatments, dentures or other dental work
  • Reveal other abnormalities such as cysts, cancer and changes associated with metabolic and systemic diseases (such as Paget’s disease and lymphoma)
  • For children, radiographs are used to watch for decay and to monitor tooth growth and development. Dentists will use periodic X-rays to see whether a space in the mouth to fit all the new teeth, whether primary teeth are being lost quickly enough to allow permanent teeth to erupt properly, whether extra (supernumerary) teeth are developing or whether any teeth are impacted (unable to emerge through the gums). Often, major problems can be prevented by catching small developmental problems early and then making accommodations.
If you would like to self-refer for any of these procedures please call our reception for availability.

 

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