Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive radiology scan used to diagnose diseases, and to monitor treatment technique used in Radiology.It shows a form of pictures of the Human anatomy and the physiological processes of the human body. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields to expose problems that cannot be seen with other imaging equipment, due to its superior soft tissue resolution. Though the hazards of X-rays are now well controlled in most medical contexts, an MRI scan may still be seen as a better choice than a CT scan.
A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is a non-invasive imaging test that combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body The CT- Scan is a high Tech X-Ray which takes detailed pictures of structures inside of the body. Please note that most CT-Scans require special preparedness, like requiring a patient to be on fasting, while drinking water can be taken. We strongly advise to book prior to the test day so you can be guided on how to prepare yourself for your test.
Digital X-Ray is a give you the leverage to Rapidly diagnosis of fracture dislocation, other bony and soft tissue. This is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of tradition photographic films. Its is time efficient and by passes chemical processing and also has the the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
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 and this is visualized using a monitor. This kind of medical technology gives better details. Fluoroscopy can be seen as an imaging modality that uses x-rays to allow real-time visualization of body structures. During fluoroscopy, x-ray beams are continually emitted and captured on a screen, producing a real-time, dynamic image. This allows for dynamic assessment of anatomy and function. High density contrast agents may be introduced into the patient to allow for greater differentiation between structures.
Common clinical applications
- Barium studies: Barium swallow, barium meal and follow-through, barium enema for evaluation of the gastro-intestinal tract.
- Hysterosalphingography (HSG): for evaluation of the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes.
- Retrograde urethrogram, micturating cysto-urethrogram: for the evaluation of the abnormalities of the urinary system.
- Fistulography: for the evaluation of fistulae.
- Reduction of fractures under image guidance