The Diagnostic Imaging Department of Bintulu Medical Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital. We provide a diverse range of radiographic services such as:
a) General Radiography
This examination uses X-rays to image virtually any body part like a photograph. The X-rays pass through the body and is captured on a film. The equipment may be static or mobile, allowing X-rays to be done by the bedside.
b) Ultrasound Examination
Ultrasound is a technique of imaging that uses high frequencies of sound waves to produce an image of the internal organs and structures of the body. It uses no X-rays.
Ultrasound examination includes:
- Soft Tissues
- Carotid Arteries
c) Computerized Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
C.T. Scan provides an excellent anatomical examination to obtain a comprehensive cross-sectional image of the body, such as head, chest abdomen and spine. A C.T. scan is an X-ray procedure enhanced by a computer. This results in a two- or three-dimensional view (referred to as a slice or a cross-section) of a particular part of the body. This examination can be done either with media contrast or without contrast.
d) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The MRI system utilizes a magnet with a high field superconducting system and radio-frequency pulses to examine the body’s internal organs. It is the technique of choice for imaging of the brain, spine (Central Nervous System) and musculoskeletal region.
BINTULU MEDICAL CENTRE is a centre with MRI services in Bintulu. Our services support range from General Practitioners(GP) to Bintulu Hospital (GH) with a very reasonable rate.
This examination uses low dose X-rays to produce internal images of the breasts. It is usually used in breast cancer screening to detect tumours. Our female radiographer is well trained & skilful to handle mammography to all clients.