Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed tomography scan, commonly known as CT scan, functions by gathering a series of X-ray images taken of the body from different angles and employs computer processing to generate cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. This non-invasive exam provides anatomical information quickly and accurately, which assists your physician in making accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Our Imaging Department is home to an advanced 640-slice Toshiba Aquilion One CT Scanner, one of the most revolutionary and the world’s first dynamic volume CT scanner. Apart from routine examination, the scanner also performs CT angiography (CTA) to help physicians evaluate the arteries and assess their function.

 

Bone Mineral Densitometry

Bone mineral densitometry is a test that uses X-rays to measure mineral density in the bones. Through this test, the physician is able to diagnose common bone diseases such as osteoporosis, thus preventing potential bone fractures if treated early.

 

Digital Fluoroscopy

Digital fluoroscopy is a test that uses X-rays to scan the body in real-time to guide diagnostic and interventional procedures.

 

Digital General X-ray

Digital General X-ray uses X-rays to scan the body. Compared to traditional general X-ray, digital general X-ray emits lower doses of radiation, thus minimising damage to cells in patient’s body.

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging, abbreviated as MRI, is a medical imaging procedure that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the tissues and organs within the body. An MRI scan differs from a CT scan and an X-ray scan, as it does not use potentially harmful ionizing radiation.

Our Imaging Department is home to an advanced 1.5T Siemens Aera scanner and a 3T Siemens Skyra MRI scanner. With the latest 3T MRI scanner, we are able to overcome the challenges that come with abdominal MRI scan using FREEZEit technology, which enables free-breathing examinations to those with limited breath-hold capability.

 

Tomosynthesis Mammography

A mammogram is a specialised medical imaging examination that uses low radiation-dose X-ray system to produces an image of your breast in which radiologists use to help detect and analyze the presence of lesions such as tumours, cysts and calcifications.

Our Imaging Department is home to the revolutionary Senographe Pristina Mammography System that is reshaping the mammography experience. Our 3D mammography system boasts a more inviting and more comfortable examination with its patient-assisted compression, resulting in better overall experience during a breast examination.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? A 3D Mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis examination, allows radiologists to detect the possible abnormalities in the breast at an early stage more effectively, allowing for better treatment plans.

 

Interventional Procedures

Interventional radiology (also known as IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery. These procedures include angioplasty, stenting, central venous access, cerebral aneurysm coiling and stenting, chemoembolization for cancer, embolization for bleeding, percutaneous drainage, and percutaneous image guided ablation.

 

Ultrasonography

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasonography, uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. When the sound waves strike an object, they bounce back and produce echoes. By measuring these echo waves, it is possible to determine the distance of the object, its size, shape and consistency (whether the object is solid, filled with fluid or both). Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels or movement of joints or tendons in the musculoskeletal system.

Our Specialists

Dr. Oh Choo Eng
Specialty
Radiology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Yeow Tow Non
Specialty
Interventional Radiology
Radiology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Too Seng Chin
Specialty
Radiology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
Dr. Gurmit Kaur Sardara Singh
Specialty
Radiology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Penang
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