Adventist Diagnostic Imaging Department provides modern diagnostic and interventional radiology services in a timely and cost-effective manner for the benefit of all patients.
This department is well supported by a team of highly qualified and friendly staff. They are experienced Radiologists, Sonographers, Radiographers, Registered nurses, and others supporting staff.
A series of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are currently being carried out with the utilization of sophisticated equipment in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. All of the diagnostic images are stored in Hospital PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication System) in a digital format.
Good News! We are using a 640 slices Canon CT Scanner to obtain extremely high quality coronary artery image in just 1 second breath hold. And, with a high end Hologic 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography, we can produce a multiple-slice Mammogram images that we can see the lesion clearer between the overlapping breast tissues.
Digital radiography is a form of radiography that uses x-ray–sensitive plates to directly capture data during the patient examination, immediately transferring it to a computer system without the use of an intermediate cassette. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.
Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display quality of the image.
Bone densitometry is an X-ray procedure that measures bone loss due to osteoporosis, a disease that causes the loss of bone mass. Bone densitometry measurement is simple, safe, noninvasive, and painless.
After menopause, many women are at risk for osteoporosis. Early detection using bone density measurement is the best way to protect yourself from the potentially debilitating effects of osteoporosis. A bone density measurement will determine your bone mineral density (BMD) for the area measured.
Cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath or heart cath) is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working. A thin, hollow tube called a catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel that leads to your heart. View an illustration of cardiac catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is performed to find out if you have disease of the heart muscle, valves or coronary (heart) arteries. During the procedure, the pressure and blood flow in your heart can be measured. Coronary angiography (PDF) is done during cardiac catheterization. A contrast dye visible in X-rays is injected through the catheter. X-ray images show the dye as it flows through the heart arteries. This shows where arteries are blocked. The chances that problems will develop during cardiac cath are low.
Digital Fluoroscopy is a form of X-ray that allows us to view the deep structures of the body in real-time. It provides very detailed images of function and the structure of areas like the intestines, bladder, and stomach.
Unlike a regular X-ray which records the images in a static manner, digital fluoroscopy records a series of images to a computer. Once digitized, we can view the area being examined while it is moving and functioning on a computer monitor.
"Interventional Radiology" (IR) refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use of radiological image guidance (X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography [CT] to precisely target the lesions. Most IR treatments are minimally invasive. As many IR procedures start with passing a needle through the skin to the target it is sometimes called pinhole surgery!
3D Tomosynthesis Mammogram
A 3D mammogram (breast tomosynthesis) is an imaging test that combines multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.
A 3D mammogram is used to look for breast cancer in people who have no signs or symptoms. It can also be used to investigate the cause of breast problems, such as a breast mass, pain and nipple discharge.
When used for breast cancer screening, 3D mammogram machines create 3D images and standard 2D mammogram images. Studies show that combining 3D mammograms with standard mammograms reduces the need for additional imaging and slightly increases the number of cancers detected during screening.
Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms. It can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70. Mammograms are also recommended for younger women who have symptoms of breast cancer or who have a high risk of the disease.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some involve placing a device inside your body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI scan uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create a detailed, cross-sectional image of internal organs and structures. The scanner itself typically resembles a large tube with a table in the middle, allowing the patient to slide in. An MRI scan differs from CT scans and X-rays, as it does not use potentially harmful ionizing radiation.
640 SLICE CT Scan
The 640-slice CT scanner offers the latest in medical technology for superior diagnostic power. The scanner ensures unsurpassed visualization of vessels and tissue structures, thereby providing doctors with all the information they need to make a diagnosis with confidence in the shortest of time.
The 640-slice CT scanner uses 80% less radiation than conventional scanners. The radiation dose is less because of dose-modulating technology, which adjusts the dose for each patient. Because of the low radiation dose, the scanner is safer for patients and especially suitable in pediatrics. Scans require less radiation, less contrast medium and less need for sedation, improving overall patient safety.
24 hours emergency service is available upon request.
|Location||Adventist Diagnostic Imaging Department|
|Monday-Thursday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Friday&Sunday||8:00am - 1:00pm|