Our digital imagining equipment includes:
- Digital X-Rays
- With our digital x-rays we gain 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.
- 3D/4D ultrasound.
- Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in your womb. What’s different is that 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby, while 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, like a movie — you can watch your baby smile or yawn.
- Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures–similar to an X-ray “movie.” A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The beam is transmitted to a TV-like monitor so that the body part and its motion can be seen in detail. Fluoroscopy, as an imaging tool, enables physicians to look at many body systems, including the skeletal, digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
- 64-slice CT Scanner
- A CT scan – or computed tomography scan – uses X-rays to produce images of a patient’s body. But unlike a traditional two-dimensional X-ray, CT scans create incredibly detailed cross-sectional images by rotating around the body inside the gantry, which is the machine’s large doughnut-shaped opening. A CT scanner is also unique because it can display a combination of soft tissue, bones and blood vessels in a single image.
The 64-slice CT scanner is even more powerful than a regular CT scanner in that it captures up to 64 simultaneous anatomical slices of 0.5 mm in a single gantry rotation. Even precise images of rapidly moving organs like the heart and lungs are possible. It is also proving revolutionary in helping examine patients who can’t hold their breath, such as trauma victims, young children or the extremely ill.
With this powerful machine, we routinely perform angiopgraphy of the heart, brain, and legs with inserting catheters in your body.
- 4 slice CT
- For routine examinations of the brain etc we sometimes use this equipment also as a back up
- Two Open-bore MRI machines
- The completely open bore architecture of this machine is ideal for larger patients and patients who are claustrophobic.
- The MRI machine with “larger bore” has a larger opening than traditional MRI machines, making it easier for patients who are claustrophobic to have MRI scans, without sedation. In contrast to a “completely open” MRI machine it still has a tunnel the patient must pass through, but the opening (or “bore”) is wider and much shorter. The patient having their spine or pelvis examined will rest with their head and lower extremities outside the magnet.
- This has a most powerful magnet giving us clearer pictures in a much shorter time. Most examinations are completed in 10-12 minutes.
- Complete Nuclear Medicine – Diagnostic and Therapeutic
- Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers.
We have specialists which treat various serious ailments such as Thyroid Cancer by administrating radioactive material by mouth under strict international guidelines. Our diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine department is fully licensed by the nuclear authorities in Islamabad.
The imaging services at Doctors Hospital are obtained and managed by a fully digital environment referred to as a Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS). This advanced technology means your physician can access digital images and view your test results from anywhere there is Internet access – usually within hours of your diagnostic imaging procedure. The PACS system enables healthcare providers to get vital imaging results and information about your health faster so that treatment of your medical concerns can happen even more quickly.