You've probably had an X-ray examination of some part of your body. Health care professionals at The Lifeline Hospitals use them to look for broken bones. problems in your lungs and abdomen. cavities in your teeth and many other problems. For example. mammograms use X-rays to look for tumors or suspicious areas in the breasts.
X-ray technology uses electromagnetic radiation to make images. The image is recorded on a film. called a radio-graph The parts of your body appear light or dark due to the different rates that your tissues absorb the X-rays. Calcium in bones absorbs X-rays the most. so bones look white on the radio-graph Fat and other soft tissues absorb less. and look gray. Air absorbs least. so lungs look black
X-ray examination is painless. fast and easy. The amount of radiation exposure you receive during an X-ray examination is small.
Our hospital has advanced x-ray equipment capable of carrying out various x-ray tests.
Computed tomography (CT) is a d;agnostic procedure that uses special X-ray equipment to create cross-sectional pictures of your body. Health profesionals at The Lifeline Hospitals may sometimes be required to produce CT images for diagnosis. These are produced using X-ray technology and powerful computers available at our Eastleigh branch.
Typical uses of CT at our branch include looking for :
- Broken Bones.
- Blood Clots.
- Signs of Heart Disease.
- Internal Bleeding.
There are excellent MRI Scan facilities at our imaging center that our health professionals use to diagnose a variety of conditions. from torn ligaments to tumors. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body.
The Lifeline Hospitals has excellent ultrasound facilities that our professionals use to view the heart. blood vessels. kidneys. liver and other organs. During pregnancy. our doctors use ultrasound tests to examine the fetus. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound does not involve
exposure to radiation.
During an ultrasound test. a special technician or doctor at The Lifeline Hospitals will moves a device called a transducer over part of your body. The transducer sends out sound waves. which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. Images are created from these sound waves.
Women can get mammograms done at The Lifeline Hospitals. A mammogram is a special type of X-ray of the breasts. Mammograms can show tumors long before they are big enough for you and thus detect breast cancer before it is too late. Our medical team recommends all women especially those who have symptoms of breast cancer or who have a high risk of the disease. Our physicians will advice on when you should start having mammograms and how often to get one.
Getting Mammograms are quick and easy. A mammogram takes only a few seconds and it can help save your life. Get your mammogram today at The Lifeline Hospitals.