Diagnostic Imaging

radiologyThe Radiology Department can carry out everything from general radiology (X-rays) to ultrasounds and mammograms. Our Radiologist is also qualified to carry out Interventional Radiology that eliminates the need for open surgery. Treatment for stomach problems such as abscesses and liver problems can be carried out using pin-hole surgery.

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using ultrasound and fluoroscopy. The Interventional Imaging modalities available include fluoroscopy and Ultrasound. Fluoroscopy use ionizing radiation but they are fast and geometrically accurate. Ultrasound does not use radiation and is fast and inexpensive. These procedures are under local anesthesia. Common Interventional Procedures that we do are:

Drainage Insertions

Placement of tubes into different parts of the body to drain fluids e.g. abscess drainage, pleural and Ascitic drainage etc

Biopsy

Taking of a tissue sample from the area of interest for pathological examination e.g. breast, prostate, thyroid etc biopsies

Line insertion

For vascular access, this is mainly used for long-term intravenous antibiotics

Nephrostomy placement

Placing of a catheter directly into the kidney to drain urine in situations where normal flow of urine is obstructed.

Billiary Intervention

Placement of catheters in the billary system to bypass billary obstruction and decompress the billiary system. This procedure is also used for placement of permanent indwelling billary stents.

Dialysis

Access and related interventions.

Some of our other diagnostic imaging services include:
  • Plain X-rays
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Contrast studies
  • Full-range ultrasound
  • Echo-cardiography
  • Colour Doppler studies
  • Venography

At present, services are available under two modalities, namely Ultrasound and General/Fluoroscopic X-Ray.

Ultrasound Examinations X-Ray Examinations
General Examinations General X-rays
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Kidney, ureter and bladdar (KUB)
  • Chest
  • Trans-rectal
  • Shoulder/scapulae
  • Humerus
  • Elbow
  • Forearm Wrist
  • Hand/fingers
  • Skull
  • Facial
  • Chest
  • Sinuses
  • Cervical spines thoracic spines, lumber sacral spines
  • Pelvis/hip
  • Femur
  • Knee
  • Leg/ankle
  • Foot/toes
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Early obstetrics
  • 2nd trimester OBS
  • 3rd trimester OBS
  • Trans-vaginal (TV)
  • Foetal Umbilical dopplers
  • Head
Musculoskeletal
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Orbital Contents
X-Ray Special Procedures
  • Barium swallow, meal enema
  • Intravenous pyelography (IVP)
  • Ante-retro pyelography
  • Retro cystogram/urethrogram
  • Cholecystogram
  • T-tube cholangiogram
  • Percutaneous transhepatic operative cholangiogram
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
  • Myelography
  • Sialography
  • Sinography
Soft Tissues
  • Abscess
  • Lumps
  • Cysts
  • Collections
Vessels Other Services
  • Carotid dopplers
  • Artery dopplers
  • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Venous doppler
  • Mammography
  • Bedside radiology (Portable x-ray services)
Ultrasound Guided Procedures/Interventional
  • Liver cyst aspiration
  • Core biopsy
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Abscess drainages
  • Percutaneous drainages
  • Ascitic drainage/tap
  • Joint aspirations
  • Pleural fluid aspiration/tap
  • Central venous ultrasound guided
  • Hook wire insertion
  • Fluid/cyst aspiration