Our IJN Radiology Service utilizes various imaging modalities to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. It is equipped with the state-of-art imaging technology and facilities with specialized staffs to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care.
Our radiology services include:
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light. However, unlike light, x-rays have higher energy and can pass through most objects, including body. X ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body in different shades of black and white. X ray is a non-invasive medical tests that helps physicians diagnose and treat many medical conditions.
Ultrasound imaging is a safe, non-invasive and painless procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of different parts of the body. Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation. It involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. The image is displayed on a monitor while the scan is carried out. It can be used to visualize the condition internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, bladder, lymph nodes, ovaries, uterus, prostate and many other organs. An ultrasound images can help to diagnose a variety of conditions and to assess organ damage following illness.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan uses x-rays and computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. The cross-sectional images generated can be reformatted in multiple planes and can even generate a three-dimensional images. It can reveal the images of the internal organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels and provide greater details than a traditional x rays.
CT Cardiac – This test is called coronary calcium scan when it is done to see if you have a buildup of calcium in your arteries. It is called CT Angiography if it is done to look at the arteries that supply to the heart. This will help doctors to evaluate if there is narrowing or a blockage in those arteries.
CT scan is also commonly used to visualize a detailed, cross-sectional view of other tissues of the body such as the brain, lungs and the organs inside the abdomen.
MRI scan is a technique which produces detailed pictures of your internal organs. It is a type of diagnostic imaging test which makes pictures using a high powered magnet and radio waves. MRI is used to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body to help doctors diagnose a disease or injury.
A cardiac MRI (MRI of the heart) is used for:
A small amount of radioisotope is administered by a small injection usually into a vein at the elbow. The blood then transports the radioisotope to the organ/system being observed. The radioisotope can be imaged using a gamma camera and these images are reported by a nuclear cardiologist or radiologist.
A cardiac nuclear scan is used to evaluate: