Other Services

Diagnostic Imaging

We provide the highest level of care in the safest possible environment for all. Most radiology exams are for adults, and paediatric patients require a special approach.

Our family-oriented facility features the latest equipment in a child-friendly environment. We use the lowest radiation dose possible in our procedures, while still obtaining excellent image quality. Galaxy-themed surroundings help to comfort and calm children during the procedures, complete with ceiling fibre optic lights to resemble a starry night.

We are the first hospital in Malaysia to feature the KittenScanner®, a small-scale version of a scanner designed to help children understand the scanning procedure. As the child plays with the toy, a display screen explains the scanner’s role and why examination is needed. As the child play with the KittenScanner®, their attention is diverted towards learning and having fun, so they are less likely to worry about the upcoming procedure.

Our imaging services include:

  1. Digital radiography
  2. CT scan 128 slices
  3. Ultrasound
  4. Contrast studies – IVU, HSG, MCU
  5. Paediatric Echocardiogram
  6. Intraoral X-ray @ Dental Clinic

 

Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT) scanning is a rapid, fast and painless diagnostic examination that combines x-rays and super computers.

A CT scan allows the Radiologist to see the location, nature, and extent of many different diseases or abnormalities inside your body with 3D visualisation. Thus, assist specialist to deliver correct treatment and patient care. The specific examination is requiring to use contrast media to enhance organ differentiation.

Our centres have 128 slice CT scanners, Siemens Somatom Perspective which generate data and detail quickly and accurately. The compact design not only give patient comfort and assurance. But also, user friendly for Radiologist in doing interventional procedure.

Services offered:

  • Head/Brain
  • Temporal Bones
  • Sinuses
  • Head/Soft Tissue Orbits
  • Chest
  • Low dose CT chest (HRCT)
  • Abdomen/Pelvis
  • Spine – Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar
  • Extremities (upper & Lower)
  • CT Cardiac Angiography
  • CT Angiography – vascular
  • CT Colonoscopy

 

Low Dose Chest CT

What is low dose CT Scanning of the Chest?

CT scanning provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels.

It is currently used clinically for detecting lung cancer in early stage, by using the new tools, we able to reduce the dose up to 30 % compare to normal CT scan chest.


CT Chest can demonstrate various lung disorders, such as:

  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema and obstructive lung disease (COPD)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Inflammation or other diseases of the pleura, the covering of the lungs
  • Diffuse interstitial lung disease
  • Congenital abnormalities

Benefits

CT scanning is painless, non-invasive and accurate. The result sensitivity and accuracy are up to 80% – 90%.

 

CT Colonoscopy

What is CT Colonoscopy?

Most colon cancers develop from abnormal growths in the colon, called polyps. If they grow unnoticed and are not removed, they may become cancerous cells.

CT Colonoscopy is an advanced method to screen for colon cancer and polyps in a non-invasive way which is safer and is more comfortable for patients. It doesn’t require you to be sedated or undergo anaesthesia.

The preparation before procedure may need you to follow do and don’t but the result was magnificent. It allowed Radiologist to fly through your colon using special software.


Who is considered High Risk?

  • Personal history of colon cancer or colon polyps
  • A strong family history of the disease
  • Inherited forms of colon polyps or cancer
  • Predisposing chronic digestive condition such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • Recommended for average risk individuals beginning at age 50

Benefits of CT Colonoscopy

  • Minimally invasive test provides three dimensional images
  • Lower risk of perforating the colon than conventional colonoscopy
  • Good at detecting polyps larger than 1 cm in size
  • An excellent alternative for patients who have clinical factors that increase the risk of complications from colonoscopy, such as treatment with blood thinners or severe breathing problems
  • Does not require any sedation
  • Less costly than a colonoscopy
  • A better option for elderly patients, especially those who are frail or ill

 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This is an advanced, medically established diagnostic study that utilises a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce very sharp images of your Entire body.

MRI scans typically take 20 – 60 minutes per examination. Detailed studies may take longer. The MRI is chosen to acquire information on disease up to tissue level. With Contrast Enhancement, we are able to differentiate severity and type of the disease.

We do support save earth project by produce exam images on CD or film (selectively).

Our dedication Philips Ingenia 1.5T Omega with the big bore concept allowed the patient to experience the scanning with comfort and enjoyment.

Additional to this, we do have MRI save entertainment set consist of HDTV and audio. Thus, customer will feel more relax and enjoy while scanning is performed.


Studies Performed:

  • Abdomen/Pelvis
  • MRCP
  • Brain
  • Shoulder
  • Spine – Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar
  • Toe, Ankle & Foot
  • Hand/Fingers
  • Wrist/Elbow
  • Knee

For MRI examination:

The devices/conditions below are prohibited. If you have any doubts or questions, be sure to ask your physician or your MRI staff.

  • Pacemakers
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Neuro-stimulators
  • Metallic clips used in brain surgery
  • Implanted hearing aids
  • Metal implants
  • Metal fragments in your eyes
  • Intra-uterine contraceptives devices
  • Claustrophobia

 

Mammography

Mammography or mammogram, is the examination of the breast using x-rays and is considered the most effective tool for early breast cancer detection.

Successful treatment is often linked to early diagnosis. Mammography can detect changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.

This procedure also allowed doctor to determine you, either to do check up yearly or schedule check-up.

The suggested age to do mammogram is 40 years old and above. If below 40 years old. We would suggest to undergo Ultrasound breast scanning.

 

Ultrasound

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound/Sonography is a machine which uses sound waves to create images of internal organs. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movements like blood flow, heart beat and baby movement.

Due to no radiation or side effect, Ultrasound procedure is use widely for all kind of procedure to access the lesion/disease.

With us, Philips Affiniti 70 Ultrasound machine not only diagnose the shape and type of the lesion. But we also able to determine the detail criteria of the disease in term of hardness, areas and staging.

Studies Performed:

  • Abdomen & Pelvis
  • Aorta
  • Breast
  • DVT Study
  • Breast Core Biopsy
  • Follicle Study
  • Pregnancy
  • Scrotal
  • Appendix
  • Biophysical Profile
  • Carotid
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration/Biopsy
  • Drainage of certain fluid collections
  • Obstetrics
  • Renal

Paediatrics Studies:

  • Hips
  • Neonatal
  • Pylorus
  • Sacrum

 

X-Ray

What is x-ray?

It may be the oldest technology but this is still the fastest, easiest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Our CR system (computerised radiography) can produce diagnostic images of the human body on film or digitally on a computer screen. X-rays can also be stored as digital images.

Studies performed:

  • Abdomen
  • Series/KUB
  • Ankle
  • Chest
  • Elbow
  • Femur
  • Hand
  • Heel
  • Wrist
  • Knee
  • Finger/ Thumb
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder
  • Sinuses
  • Forearm
  • Foot
  • Pelvis

For examination involving the use of x-ray kindly ensure:

  • The part or area for x-ray should be free of metal objects or foreign body. For this reason, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown
  • Ladies undergoing Mammogram procedure are advised against putting on talcum, perfume or deodorant

 

Hystrerosalphingogram (HSG)

A radiology procedure that determines whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked. And whether the blockage is at the junction of the tube and uterus (proximal) or at the opposite end (distal).

The Radiologist will explain the procedure, including bowel preparation.

  • Appointment is set either on 9th, 10th or 11th day from the onset of menstruation.
  • No sexual intercourse 3 days before and until the examination is completed
  • Please bring one (1) sanitary pad  on the day of examination
  • No fasting required
  • Some bleeding from the vagina (like menses) can be expected. However, should the bleeding be profuse, consult your doctor immediately

Some patients experience lower abdominal pain or discomfort. Should they persist or turn severe, you must consult your doctor immediately.

 

Orthopantomogram (OPG)

An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film. It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.

It is different from the small close up x-rays dentists take of individual teeth. An OPG may also reveal problems with the jawbone and the joint which connects the jawbone to the head, called the Temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

An OPG may be requested for the planning of orthodontic treatment, for assessment of wisdom teeth or for a general overview of the teeth and the bone which supports the teeth

You may be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be asked to stand with your face resting on a small shelf and to bite gently on a sterile mouth piece to steady your head. It is important to stay very still while the x-ray is taken. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

 

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

ESWL is the most common treatment for kidney stones by using Shock waves from outside the body are targeted at a kidney stone. This causing the stone to fragment or broken into tiny pieces.

These are what the words mean:

  • Extracorporeal: From outside the body
  • Shock waves: Pressure waves
  • Lithotripsy: (The Greek roots of this word are “litho” meaning stone, “tripsy” meaning crushed)

So, ESWL describes a nonsurgical technique for treating stones in the kidney or ureter (the tube going from the kidney to the bladder) using high-energy shock waves. Stones are broken into “stone dust” or fragments that are small enough to pass in urine. If there is larger pieces still remain, another treatment can be performed (invasive).

 

Contact Information

Contact No: 03-5515 1888 | Ext: 705/864

Email: imaging@avisena.com.my