The Department of Radiology uses various state-of-the-art equipment that will assist clinicians in providing accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients.
1. About the Department of Radiology
The Department of Radiology uses a variety of state-of-the-art radiological equipment, thereby helping clinicians in providing an accurate diagnosis of the patients.
The field of radiology has steadily evolved since the discovery of X-rays in 1895 by Wilhelm Röntgen. It is the department that deals with the latest radiological equipment that is constantly developing in line with advanced scientific technologies.
It is important that high-quality medical services, along with the latest model of equipment, are provided in order to produce accurate imaging without errors in diagnosis and treatment.
2. Radiologic Examination
* General Imaging: This refers to the medical imaging of the chest, abdomen, head, and musculoskeletal system.
* Fluoroscopy: This refers to the medical imaging of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and kidneys.
* Ultrasonography: Ultrasonography or ultrasound refers to a medical technique that uses sound to create images of the internal organs in order to diagnose the presence of diseases in the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and vascular system, as well as the size and pattern of a lesion. This is an important tool for the examination of the urogenital system for detecting abnormalities in the prostate and testicles, gynecological examination for detecting abnormalities in the breasts and pelvis, and obstetric examination for detecting fetal abnormalities.
* Computed Tomography (CT): The basic principle is that an X-ray tube emits an X-ray beam as it traverses a section of the human body, the detector collects each intensity, and the computer calculates the absorption intensity per section. The image is reconstructed and projected on the monitor according to the calculated data.
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This is a diagnostic imaging device that combines a highly advanced scientific superconducting magnet and a computer. It provides an accurate diagnosis of the brain and spine by receiving signals from the hydrogen atoms that are present in the human body, and then studying and visualizing the information.