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RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING

The Radiology Department of Jumuia Friends Hospital provides a full range of medical imaging service in support of the clinical services with latest and state –of – the- art technology. Imaging, the ‘visual inspection of internal organs without an incision’, induces an accurate diagnosis, charting a treatment course and planning every level of a surgery.  The department consists of a team of highly trained and certified radiologists who have expertise in diagnosing various health conditions as well as therapeutic intervention procedures. The major goal of the department is to provide high- quality images and medical reports to the patients within a short span of time. The radiological services include;

  1. Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  2. X-Ray
  3. Mammography
  4. Ultrasound
  5. Fluoroscopy
  6. ECHO
  7. ECG
  8. Dental X-ray

CT scan:

Computed Tomography Imaging which is also known as CAT Scanning( Computerized Axial Tomography), provides a wide form of imaging called cross-sectioning imaging used for a variety of diagnostics and therapeutic purposes like detecting tumours and any other deformities in the body. Spiral studies of the Chest, Abdomen, Neck, Brain and Peripheral parts are being carried out routinely. CT Angiography and 3D dimensional study of the circle of willis, carotids, aorta and its branches, Portal trunk and Peripheral arteries, CT Guided interventional procedures such as Aspiration (FNAC) are also performed.

X-ray:

X-ray is one of the simple and widely used non-invasive imaging technique which uses the electromagnetic energy to capture the image of the internal body parts. It is basically done to detect the cracks or fractures on the bone. X-rays are also used to spot pneumonia, lungs, kidney stone, gallstones, bowel obstruction etc. 

Mammography:

Mammography is a non-invasive imaging technique which uses low-dose x-rays to examine human breast, best utilized for the detection of lesions hidden even in dense breasts as well as the differentiation between scar tissue and recurrent tumours. This aids the detection of multicentric tumours in the early stages. It is a diagnostic and also a screening tool. The main purpose of this is to evaluate a woman who has the symptoms of breast cancer.

Ultrasound:

Ultrasound, which is also known as Sonography uses non-invasive high-frequency sound waves to capture the live movements of the internal organs. It is an indispensable, widely used diagnostic procedure that encaptures the coloured Doppler contrast neck, abdomen, peripheral vessels, transcranial Doppler, transvaginal scans, guided biopsies, catheter placements and bed side scans are performed. It is mainly used in the field of Obstetrics, soft tissues and Gynaecology. It can provide a view of the bladder, brain (in infants), eyes, gall bladder, kidneys, liver, ovaries, pancreases, spleen, thyroid, testicles, uterus and blood vessels.

Fluoroscopy: 

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique to obtain real-time still images and motion of the internal organ system including skeletal, urinary, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems using X-rays. They are used to position orthopaedics implants during the surgery, catheters, pacemakers and movement of contrast agents.

Dental X-ray:

The Intraoral x-rays is a common test done in Dentistry to capture the image of the teeth, bones and soft tissues in the mouth to find the problem within the mouth and teeth, like cavities, hidden dental structure, status of developing tooth, bone loss and to diagnose periodontal disease. The basic diagnostic equipment considered are Digital OPG, IOPA, and RVG.

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