Computed tomography (CT) scan is often used to evaluate:
- kidney tumors
- congenital malformations of the heart, kidneys and blood vessels
- cystic fibrosis
- complications of acute appendicitis
- complications of pneumonia
- inflammatory bowel disease
- identify injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.
- stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
ECG is one of the most commonly used medical studies in the assessment of cardiovascular disease. It is the most important test for interpretation of
- cardiac rhythm
- detection of myocardial ischemia and infarction,
- conduction system abnormalities
- long QT syndromes
- atrial abnormalities
- ventricular hypertrophy
- pericarditis and other conditions
Echocardiography can be very helpful in the diagnosis of:
- Significant Heart Murmurs
- Heart Enlargement
- Heart Infections and Emboli
- Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Fainting Spells
MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio wave with no radiation involved to capture high quality diagnostic value images. It is an non-invasive procedure and painless.
An MRI scan can be done for the:
- Abnormalities of the brain and Spinal Cord
- MRI of the chest can look at the heart, the valves, and coronary blood vessels It can show if the heart or lungs are damaged. MRI of the chest may also be used to look for breast cancer.
- To diagnose problems of the arteries and veins, such as an aneurysm, a blocked blood vessel, or the torn lining of a blood vessel (dissection).
- It is used to find tumors, bleeding, infection, and blockage. In women, it can look at the uterus and ovaries. In men, it looks at the prostate.
- Diagnose diseases of liver and other abdominal problems.
- Injuries or abnormalities of the joints
- To check the discs and nerves of the spine for conditions such as spinal stenosis, disc bulges, and spinal tumors.
Mammography is used for breasts screening to allow early cancers to be detected for effective treatment.
Ultrasound scanning uses high frequency inaudible sound waves technique to capture patient's internal organ picture which is effective for non-invasive imaging of soft tissue organ.
Conditions that may call for an X-ray include:
- bone cancer
- breast tumors
- enlarged heart
- blocked blood vessels
- conditions affecting your lungs
- digestive problems
- tooth decay
This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide. The information provided is for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.
Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.