Khema Clinic’s Medical Imaging Department is responsible for providing and managing the hospital's medical imaging services. The department provides patients with the best possible care, using state-of-the-art medical equipment in a professional, caring, and timely manner.
Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and include:
- General Ultrasound
- Breast imaging/mammography
- CT scan
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images from inside the body on a television monitor. The principle is very similar to the sonar by which dolphins, bats, and submarines navigate. Ultrasound is commonly used to take pictures of soft tissues in your abdomen and blood vessels, and because it does not involve the use of radiation, it is widely used to take pictures during pregnancy.
What is mammography/breast imaging?
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and is much more treatable when detected at an early stage. To enable early detection, breast problems are investigated using a very accurate x-ray technique known as mammography or by using ultrasound. The radiographers who perform breast imaging are referred to as mammographers and are specially selected and trained due to the sensitive nature of their job.
What is computed tomography (CT-Scan)?
CT is a technique that uses x-rays to take multiple cross-sectional images through the body. CT is a very useful technique that can image any part of your body. It is often used to identify diseased organs and to plan surgery.