Our Computed Tomography (CT) is a 40 multislice scanner which allows us to do Radiotherapy planning and other radiological diagnostic imaging investigations.
CT is a type of imaging that uses x-rays and a computer to construct pictures (images) of the tissues in your body. Images of your body tissues are taken in a very small slices or spirals of information over a short period of time.
CT scan is painless. You will lie on the firm table that moves inside the doughnut-shaped CT scanner. The table will move into the open center of the doughnut as the x-rays are being taken. In order to obtain the best images possible, you will be asked to lie very still during the scanning and you may have to hold your breath for a brief period.
Most CT scans take about 20 minutes.
A CT scan is a very low risk procedure but there are some things that you would need to let your doctors know or X-ray staff before having a CT scan:
Most patients having abdominal or pelvic CT scans will be asked to drink contrast media prior to scanning. This will “coat” the stomach and intestines to highlight them during scanning. Most patients may have some side effects from drinking the oral contrast. If the contrast media is white you may note white flecks in your stool for a day or two after scan.
Depending on your symptoms and the part of the body to be scanned, an intravenous injection of the contrast will be administered. It is advisable that you fast a few hours before the exam. The contrast may cause you to have a slight nauseous sensation but this is only transient.
The contrast will be exerted via your kidneys. It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids after the examination.
This contrast is given rectally in order to highlight the rectum and lower portion of the large intestine. It is similar to an enema but with minimal discomfort.
*Please Note: You may receive more than one type of contrast.
Mammogram Screening is now available in our hospital.Every woman aged 40 and above would be advised to get a mammogram screening done every year. Mammogram Screening detects early breast cancer.
We are the mammogram panel for LPPKN and PERKESO.
Mammogram is a specific type of imaging that uses a low dose x-ray system to examine breasts. It has the ability to detect groups or clusters of tiny specs of calcification and small densities or shadows on the breast. These findings will then raise the suspicions of an early breast cancer.
Mammography is used to screen for problems in women with no symptoms. A mammogram can show changes too small to feel. It can help to diagnose a lump or other changes found during a breast examination.
Examination uses x-rays of the breast, usually taken from two angles. For the 1st view, a beam is sent from above to a film holder placed under the breast, the 2nd is taken from the side toward the center. In order to achieve a distinctive image, gentle pressure is applied to the breast by a special device that flattens it. Although this may sound painful, it is only slightly uncomfortable and the discomfort is only for a few seconds.
We provide general X–Ray investigations with our latest digital radiography system.
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