Our Medical Centre is well equipped with the latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment and an experienced team of radiographers & radiologists to provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and imaging services to make your experience as relaxing and pleasant as possible.
To meet the increasing demand for quality diagnostic imaging services, we are on the verge of expanding our range of imaging services. Our new Ultrasound machine will be added soon in the upcoming year of 2018 to aid us in the diagnosis of other important diseases.
What Is An X-Ray And What Are The Common Uses Of X-Ray?
An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, and lungs. Chest X-rays can also determine if you have fluid in your lungs, or fluid or air surrounding your lungs.
X-Ray are commonly used to diagnose bone and joint injury and diseases such as fractures, dislocations and detect infection. E.g. a chest x-ray is usually done for the evaluation of lungs, heart and the surrounding anatomy.
Why Do I need A Chest X-Ray?
Chest x-rays are an effective method of looking at the inside of your lungs and can help to identify a number of problems. They are used to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis, and they can help to identify cancer, collapsed lungs, emphysema and other conditions that are potentially life-threatening if not caught and treated early. A Chest X-ray can also be used to see the size and shape of your heart. Abnormalities in the size and shape of your heart can indicate issues with heart function.
If you have been coughing persistently, have chest pain, have shortness of breath or other signs of lung conditions, you will almost certainly need an x-ray because these symptoms could be the result of the following conditions which a chest X-ray can detect such as:
Emphysema (a long-term, progressive lung condition that causes breathing difficulties)
Pneumothorax (a collection of air in the space between your lungs and your chest wall)