Radiology and Imaging Unit
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.
A CT scan has many uses, but it’s well-suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
Why it’s done
Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to help:
- Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumor and fractures
- Pinpoint the location of tumor, infection or blood clot
- Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
- Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
- Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
- Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding
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.