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General X-Rays

This refers to x-ray examination that does not involve contrast media or specialized equipment. General x-rays may be taken to evaluate any part of the anatomy to determine its condition.

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Intravaneous Pyelogram / Urogram

What is it? This is the basic method of examining the urinary tract. How is it performed? Contrast media is injected intravenously. Radiographs are taken at specially timed intervals after injection to show the function of the kidneys, ureters and bladder. How do I prepare? The examination is normally scheduled for morning. take four (4)…

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Barium Enema

What is it? This is a radiological examination which allows investigation of the entire colon. How is it performed? During the examination, barium is introduced into the colon via the rectum. This outlines the anatomy and highlights any pathology if any. For the examination to be most accurate, it is absolutely important that the colon…

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Barium Meal

What is it? This is a radiological examination of the stomach, oesophagus and upper digestive tract. How is it performed? You will be asked to sit or stand while images of your body are viewed in real time on a monitor. X-rays are taken during and after the patient has swallowed a pleasantly flavoured barium…

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CT Angiography

Computerized tomographic angiography, also called CT angiography (CTA), is a radiological test that combines the technology of a conventional CT scan with that of traditional angiography to create detailed images of the blood vessels in the body. CTA can assess the status of both the large arteries and veins in most parts of the body,…

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Bone Mineral Density (QCT)

This provides a quantitative comment of the osteoporosity of bones. Simply said, this information is used to estimate the strength of your bones. We all lose some bone mass as we age. Bones naturally become thinner as you grow older because existing bone is broken down faster than new bone is made. As this occurs,…

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Ultrasound

We perform ultrasound examinations with our GE Logiq 7 Ultrasound Machine. There are many types of ultrasound examinations done, namely: Obstetric: For the sonographic assessment of foetus and mother. Ultrasound scan is currently considered to be a safe, non-invasive, accurate and cost-effective investigation in the foetus. It has progressively become an indispensible obstetric tool and…

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Hysterosalpingogram

What is it? Radiographic examination of the uterus and Fallopian tubes following introduction of contrast media, largely used in investigation of sterility in females. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them. It often is done for women who are…

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CT Scan

Brain Used in cases of trauma, headaches, and brain pathology This is used to take pictures of the head from many different angles. The pictures provide a detailed, cross-sectional view of specific areas of the brain. It shows changes in bone better than any other imaging method. It is also the only scanning technique that…

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Mammography

This is the process of using low-dose x-rays to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic as well as a screening tool. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or microcalcifications. The American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women aged 40…

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the diagnostic medical imaging technique known for production of exquisite soft tissue detail without using ionizing radiation. Some advantages of MRI include diagnosing strokes in their earliest stages; diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS); diagnosing brain and pituitary tumors; diagnosing brain, spine, or joint infections; visualizing torn ligaments in the wrist, knee…

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