X-ray is a non-invasive test that assists your provider in diagnosing medical conditions. X-rays are performed using a small amount of ionizing radiation to capture images of the inside of your body such as bones, lungs, heart, abdomen, and pelvis.
X-Rays are undertaken using a totally digital system which ensures that the images and measurements made of any area of the body are available immediately and can be manipulated. Images in digital system also provide very clear and artefact free.
The X-Ray system we have has the unique ability to examine the whole spine in one image or whole leg(s) in one image as well. This is invaluable to looking at the curvature of the spine or of the actual length of legs, which can only be done with the patient standing up.
X-rays have been around longer than any other imaging modality and are the most common medical imaging test.
Elpis Diagnostics & Clinic’s offer a wide range of X-ray examinations includes.
- Spine AP/Lateral
We provide advanced digital X-ray services with Siemens high frequency digital X ray (equivalent to 500 mA conventional X ray with very low scattered radiation) and Agfa CR system.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, to capture their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time images.
Ultrasound has been used by radiologists and to image the human body for at least 50 years and has become one of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine.
An Ultrasound scanner does not use X-Rays (ionising radiation).The ultrasound probe emits high frequency sound waves that are passed through your body. As they are reflected back by the structures inside, the echoes are used to form an image.
Doppler ultrasound is an additional technique that can be used to examine blood vessels to provide both structural and functional information.
Ultrasound is a relatively patient friendly way of imaging and no harmful effects have been found.
Depending on the type of examination you are having you may need to prepare, for example by fasting or filling your bladder. If any preparation is required, a member of staff will contact you with specific instructions.
Elpis Diagnostics & Clinic’s offer a wide range of ultrasound examinations includes;
- Upper /Lower and whole abdomen
- KUB & Prostate
- Carotid Doppler
- Upper and Lower limb Venous Doppler
- Upper and lower limb Arterial Doppler Etc
We provide quality services using our Samsung X7 Ultrasound system with 3 standard probes and 1 Endovascular probe.