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WELCOME TO THE X-RAY SPECIALIST CLINIC, WISMA MARIA.
YOUR ONE STOP DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CLINIC.
Modern CT scanners are so fast that they can scan through large sections of the body in just a few seconds, and even faster in small children. Such speed is beneficial for all patients but especially children, the elderly and critically ill, all of whom may have difficulty in remaining still, even for the brief time necessary to obtain images.
For children, the CT scanner technique will be adjusted to their size and the area of interest to reduce the radiation dose.
For some CT exams, a contrast material is used to enhance visibility in the area of the body being studied.
YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR GREATEST WEALTH
One thing we do have to be aware of as medical professionals in a time of escalating medical costs and increasing demand is that we’re using the best resources available to meet the needs of our patients. That means a careful decision on the right medical imaging to be used for the patient and their potential diagnosis.
Discovered back in 1895, X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation.
X-rays work on a wavelength and frequency that we’re unable to see with the naked, human eye, but can penetrate through the skin to create a picture of what’s going on beneath.
Typically used for diagnosing issues with the skeletal system, X-rays can also be used to detect cancer through mammography and digestive issues through barium swallows and enemas.
X-rays are widely used as they are low cost, quick and relatively easy for the patient to endure.
PATIENT CENTRIC CLINIC
Diagnostic radiologists use a variety of imaging procedures to see inside the body and assess or diagnose the patient’s condition. Your radiologist plays an important role in your health by acting as an expert consultant to your referring physician (the doctor who sent you for testing) by choosing the proper exam and directing radiology technologists (those who operate the equipment) in properly performing quality exams. They interpret and report on the resulting images, recommending treatment and, only when appropriate, additional tests.