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X-Rays are a basic and often essential means of imaging of bony structures, joints, the chest and abdomen.
Seen as the baseline imaging study by many, it is low-cost and yet very effective.
Ultrasound is like X-Ray imaging, a basic but essential very safe imaging modality. Where as X-Ray imaging is useful for imaging of bones and joints, and the abdomen or chest, Ultrasound is used for soft tissue imaging and plays a complimentary role in abdominal imaging. It is also used for muscular structures, joints and vascular imaging studies.
Our Digital Mammography system raises the standard of breast screening in our community and allows our physicians to detect and diagnose breast cancer earlier and more precisely. Digital Mammography provides a sharper (higher contrast) image compared to conventional mammograms.We have breast tomography available where needed. Vacuum assisted core biopsies, or any other breast biopsies, can be done per request.
Bone densitometry (DEXA) is an x-ray technology that is used to measure loss of bone density. DEXA is used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that more often affects women after menopause but may also be found in older men, where the bones become fragile and susceptible to injury. A DEXA test can be used to assess a patient’s risk for developing fractures, and determine if preventative treatment is needed.
This uses realtime X-Ray imaging, combined with contrast media to obtain imaging of certain structures such as the oesophagus, stomach, bowels, kidneys, bladder and even the spinal canal or blood vessels. This is done in our department on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
For a full detailed vascular analysis, the more advanced DSA technique at intervention department, Unitas, should be obtained.