The Diagnostic Imaging Department provides physicians with diagnostic modalities and therapeutic procedures to aid in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases. These procedures minimize the need for open invasive surgery. The services available are:
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – Our hospital has 3 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla MRI machines which are able to perform all MRI examinations including imaging of vessels of the head, breasts and the prostate. Defined and crisp images of the bones, internal organs and tissues using high magnetic waves are obtained with this latest technology.
Ultrasound Scan – High definition ultrasound scanning for all organs including obstetric scans, and high resolution detailed colour and Doppler imaging.
Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan) – The latest Flash CT dual source scanner enables complete and accurate visualisation of coronary vessels. Our fast speed 256 slice scanner gives detailed images of the abdomen, the head and the trunk. Screening colonography studies can also be performed.
Mammography – Screening and diagnosis for breast cancer. Digitalised stereotatic localisation of micro calcification with biopsy and mammotome removal of breast lesions.
Digital fluoroscopy and computer radiography – This includes barium meals, enemas and other specialised x-ray and plain x-ray.
Angiography – Angiographic studies allow for both diagnostic and therapeutic work to be performed on the cardiac or coronary blood vessels, vessels of the brain and vessels of the body including the limbs. Examples are angioplasty, stenting, embolisation and thrombolysis. In addition, venous procedures are also offered and this includes the setting of peripheral, tunnelled lines and ports, venous angioplasty and stenting for Superior Vena Cava occlusion and Inferior Vena Cava filter insertion. There are also facilities for venous ablation for treatment of varicose veins.
Interventional Radiology – This is the field where imaging is used as a tool to target and effect treatment. With real time CT fluoroscopy, it is possible to target lung lesions less than 1 cm in size. Liver lesion may also be targeted under real-time ultrasound guidance for biopsy or ablative therapy. There is also ability to remove fluid in the pleural or peritoneal cavities, cross and stent ureteric, biliary or enteric obstructions through a small puncture in the skin.
In addition, services for vertebroplasty to treat painful spinal fractures and other neural blocks and biopsy for various musculo-skeletal problems are also available.
Bone Densitometry – An accurate tool in detecting osteoporosis. This is a whole body densitometer with options to examine other parts of the skeleton as well. Recommended for all menopausal women or patients with major risk factors for osteoporosis.
Lithotripsy – High powered lithotripter, capable of fragmenting stones in the kidneys and the urinary tract. This eliminates the need for open surgery and general anaesthesia. Treatment for certain orthopaedic/sports injury conditions is also possible with this lithotripter – ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy).
Urodynamics study – Analysis of the behaviour of the lower urinary tract and the bladder. The ability to correlate clinical symptoms to bladder behaviour allows precise diagnosis and hence better treatment results.
Newborn Hearing Screening Program – An efficient and reliable AABR (Automated Auditory Brainstem-evoked Response) method for performing the hearing screens. It is a simple and safe hearing screen for all newborn babies, for early detection and treatment of hearing impairment.
Tel: +65 6347 6200
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5pm
Sat: 8.30am to 1pm
24-hr on call coverage