RADIOLOGY

World Class Radiology Services

Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease. Radiology may be divided into two different areas, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Using the diagnostic images, the radiologist or other physicians can often:

  • Diagnose the cause of your symptoms
  • Monitor how well your body is responding to a treatment you are receiving for your disease or condition
  • Screen for different illnesses, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, or heart disease
BCHS offers a wide range of diagnostic radiology including:

  • CT Scan
  • X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

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CT scanner uses digital geometry processing to generate a 3-Dimensional (3D)
reconstruction of images of the body part scanned.

BCHS has in place a 64 slice CT scan machine from GE Healthcare (Revolution Evo) which is a high-end CT scanner that delivers economic benefits without compromising on patient care with the following features:

  • ASiR-V*, a novel iterative reconstruction technology designed to reduce noise levels, improve low-contrast detectability and reduce dose in routine imaging.
  • Revolution EVO features intelligent technology designed to help you acquire high-quality images using lower doses of radiation, contributing to more accurate diagnoses and lower exposures for patients.
  • The Clarity imaging chain was completely redesigned for Revolution EVO to deliver high spatial resolution, so you can clearly see details as small as 0.28mm.

An X-ray is a quick procedure used to produce images of the inside of the body and is
an effective way to identify joint problems.

The test exposes your body to a small dose of radiation to take images of bones, blood vessels, heart or lungs.
All our scans are carried out by experienced Radiographers, to ensure you receive the highest level of care and reported by our Resident Radiologist.

You may need an X-ray if you suspect a bone is broken, fractured, or infected.  X-rays can be used to check for joint damage or inflammation, and signs of disease in your soft tissue and organs.

Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses x-rays to obtain real-time moving images of the interior of an object.

This allows a physician to see the internal structure and function of a patient, so that the pumping action of the heart or the motion of swallowing, for example, can be watched.

BCHS is one of the few diagnostic centres that have a dedicated fluoroscopy machine for investigations.

Fluoroscopy is used in a wide variety of examinations and procedures to diagnose or treat patients. Some examples are:

  • Barium studies (to view gastrointestinal tract)
  • Catheter insertion and manipulation
  • Placement of devices within an organ, such as stents
  • Orthopaedic surgery (to guide joint replacement and treatment of fractures)
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG), etc.

Digital mammography is the most technologically advanced equipment available for the early
detection of any breast abnormalities.

Early detection provides the best chance to treat breast cancer successfully. With the use of digital technology, screening mammograms can now be performed within 10 to 15 minutes. Images are obtained and stored electronically, thereby allowing them to be viewed at either location. The use of electronic storage system eliminates loss of images/films.

Other State-of-the-art Women’s Imaging Services offered at BCHS

  • Full-field digital mammography

Ultrasound is a non-evasive scan which uses high-frequency soundwaves of the inside
of your body.

During your private Ultrasound scan, a probe is passed over the skin and
this emits sound waves. These sound waves bounce off your organs and send a signal via the microphone to the computer which then displays the sound as an image.

Ultrasound is highly effective so can be used for a range of medical concerns:

  • The urinary tract, kidneys, ureters or bladder
  • Upper / lower abdomen and pelvis
  • Gynecological (female pelvis)
  • Thyroid
  • Prostate and testicular
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Soft tissue

Advantages of Ultrasounds:

  • Ultrasound captures highly detailed images of the soft tissues that do not usually appear well on X-rays. They also enable real-time imaging.
  • As Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves, they are an extremely safe and convenient procedure. The patient is fully awake during the procedure and no discomfort is experienced.

An Echocardiogram (ECHO) uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart on
a screen; the same technology used for performing pregnancy scans.

A private Echocardiogram can catch early signs of heart disease, identify heart
abnormalities, and guide doctors in treating the condition accordingly.

Echo scans are used to detect:

  • Abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Blood clots
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Pericarditis
  • Valvular heart disease

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An ECG (electrocardiogram) heart scan is a basic investigation to help diagnose if there
are any potential problems with your heart function.

The ECG test is for anyone who experiences:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath as you exert yourself
  • Significantly high blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • A suspected heart valve problem

ECG testing is completely safe and pain-free. It involves attaching a number of sticky electrodes or small sensors to the arms, legs and chest area.