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Diagnostic Imaging Centre

The Diagnostic Imaging Centre is a rapidly expanding facility offering comprehensive, prompt, high quality imaging services. This includes state-of-the-art Flouroscopy, Dexa, CAT and Ultrasound scanning, together with plain film radiography.

Bone Densitometry
The provision of Dexa scanning is a recent addition to the range of services available. Bone densitometry (Dexa scanning) is a method of measuring the density of bones. Normally used as a form of screening, using low-dose x-rays, this test is safe, painless and accurate. It is free from complications and can be repeated many times. It is used extensively in the assessment of those at risk for osteoporosis. The entire test takes approximately 15 minutes.

Specialised Procedures
The range of fluoroscopy services available has been expanded following the installation of a state-of-the-art C-arm Unit. This unit facilitates faster examination times coupled with minimal radiation doses, both leading to an enhanced patient service. Available techniques include the investigation of stomach, small and large bowel disorders using double contrast barium meals and enemas. There is widespread use of radiology in the investigation of the urinary tract both in children and adults by the use of intravenous urography and micturating cystography. Other specialised investigations include retrograde pyelography, venography, sialography, percutaneous cholangiography, dacrocystography



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