Advanced Radiology

Kasih Ibu Hospital operates one of the most complete and advanced Radiology and Imaging services in the region. Our specialized radiologists and highly trained healthcare professionals work as a cohesive team to provide interpretive diagnostic imaging reports and opinions to assist your doctor in making the best decisions to manage your treatment.

Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will arrange tests that aid in the diagnosis of your condition and to better understand what is going on inside your body. These tests can be conducted using various imaging technologies like X-ray, 16 slices Computed Tomography (CT- Scan), 1,5 Tesla of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasonography (USG), Dental Panoramic or can include non-invasive cardiac tests like electrocardiogram (ECG). All of these imaging systems are connected and integrated into our secure and centralized state-of-the-art PACS system (Picture Archiving and Communication System).

With this PACS technology, we are reducing the use of conventional film for our patients, but instead images are provided in the form of a CD. In addition to that, our Teleradiology system allows the imaging results to be accessed online by our doctors faster from virtually anywhere.

Filmless Radiology

It is a solution used replace the conventional film. And chemical processing is replaced with a computer system which is connected to a monitor or a laser printer.

The advantages of Filmless Radiology :

  • Cost Effective

    With the increasing price of film radiology, every year the rates radiology services will continue to increase. We offer a choice of services radiology without using the film, but in the form CD at a lower price.

  • Easy to bring

    The radiology image result is in CD which easy to bring anywhere.

  • Easy to send online

    The images are easy to send online by email for medical treatment.

  • No need to bring the film during your visit

    The images will always be stored in our servers and available for viewing anytime. Should further inspection is needed, your doctor can open up the file via any devices (PC, Tablet, or even mobile phones). Therefore it is not required to bring the film during your visit at Kasih Ibu Hospital.

  • Faster than before

    With the removal of delivery process of physical film of radiological unit other services, then the doctor will be quickly gained a radiological image result so that patients do not need to wait too long for the consultation.

Less Radiation

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Digital

Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display quality of the image.

  • All X-Ray examination include X-Ray with contrast
  • IVP
  • Uretrography
  • HSG

What is Computed Tomography?

Computed Tomography is a diagnostic tool that uses a special x-ray equipment to obtain information from different points of the patient’s body. The computer is used to process information and make a picture “cross-sectional” which can be seen in the form of layers of the body and organs.

ACT (Computed Tomography) scanner, or sometimes also called a CAT (computerized axial tomography), is an instrument of a special x-ray that is used to examine internal structures and organs body. CT is a modern medical tool that provides quick result and very convenient for patient due to its ability to obtain a combination of tissue, bone, and blood vessels images.

GENERAL USE OF CT SCAN

  • To detect the bleeding
  • To detect the presence of tumor
  • To provide information on the size of the tumor and location of the tumor accurately
  • To help the planning of radiotherapy or surgery
  • To provide an overview of cancer metastasis
  • To provide information on evaluation cancer treatment
  • To determine the structure and anatomical abnormalities blood vessel

FOR CHILDREN, CT SCAN GENERALLY USED TO EVALUATE:

  • Lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma / adrenal tumor that usually occurs in children
  • Kidney Tumors
  • Abnormalities in blood vessels, heart and kidneys
  • Complications of acute appendicitis
  • Complications in pneumonia
  • Inammatory bowel disease
  • Severe injury
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Trauma in the lungs and blood vessels

What to Prepare Before Examination?

For the examination of CT scan that uses the contrast,recommended fasting 4-6 hours. Contrast can administered orally, rectal or intravenous injection.

IS CT SCAN SAFE?

CT scans use more radiation than X-ray ordinary, but the benefits are usually larger examination of the risk incurred.contrast can cause allergic reactions, but it happened the percentage slightly. And in case of radiology unit is ready to handle such emergencies. CT Scan not recommended for pregnant women.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CT SCAN AND MRI

CT scans use X-ray radiation, whereas MRI uses a magnetic field and wave frequency radio. CT Scan nice for the examination of the bones and examination of blood vessels and assess vessels heart blood, being nice to MRI examination soft tissue and nerves.

No Radiation

MRI is the imaging modality of Unit Imaging Diagnostics to help diagnose an abnormality by using the principles of magnetic and frequency radio waves without using X – ray or the laser beam, so as to avoid radiation.

Very comfortable painless or other severe disorders, but will produce a very clear picture of the body’s soft tissues and blood vessels and can be analyzed metabolic chemical (Spectroscopy). This will help the doctors with the diagnosis.

Benefits

  • Analysis and screening of benign and malignant tumors, for example : tumors of the breast, prostate gland, and others
  • View abnormalities in the female reproductive organs endometriosis, cysts, myoma uteri
  • Seeing disorders of joints, muscles and ligaments
  • Detection disorders of the brain and spinal cord (medullaspinal), for example in trauma or see their Hernia nucleus pulposus (HNP)
  • Detecting the presence of non-bleeding stroke several minutes after a stroke
  • View abnormalities of the bile duct, Magnetic Resonance Cholangio Pancreotography (MRCP)
  • Seeing disorders of other organs: liver, kidneys, and glandslymph
  • Detecting abnormalities in the blood vessels of the brain, neck, and kidneys

As another alternative to see the blockage Urinary tract for stones, which can not be checked with BNO-IVP as a contrast agent allergies.

Sonography

An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It’s also known as sonography.

The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasound allows your doctor to see problems with organs, vessels, and tissues without needing to make an incision.

Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound uses no radiation. For this reason, it’s the preferred method for viewing a developing fetus during pregnancy.

Internal

Most people associate ultrasound scans with pregnancy. These scans can provide an expectant mother with the first view of her unborn child. However, the test has many other uses.

Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you’re having pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. An ultrasound can provide a view of the:

  • Bladder
  • Brain (in infants)
  • Eyes
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Ovaries
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Thyroid
  • Testicles
  • Uterus
  • Blood Vessels

Dental X-Ray

A panoramic radiograph is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. Panoramic radiography is a form of focal plane tomography; thus, images of multiple planes are taken to make up the composite panoramic image, where the maxilla and mandible are in the focal trough and the structures that are superficial and deep to the trough are blurred.

The manufacturers propose different solutions for moving the arm, trying to maintain constant distance between the teeth to the film and generator. Also those moving solutions try to project the teeth arch as orthogonally as possible. It is impossible to select an ideal movement as the anatomy varies very much from person to person. Finally a compromise is selected by each manufacturer and results in magnification factors which vary strongly along the film (15%-30%). The patient positioning is very critical in regard to both sharpness and distortions.

Digital

Dental X-rays’ radiology is moving from film technology (involving a chemical developing process) to digital X-ray technology, which is based on electronic sensors and computers. One of the principal advantages compared to film based systems is the much greater exposure latitude. This means many fewer repeated scans, which reduces costs and also reduces patient exposure to radiation. Lost X-rays can also be reprinted if the digital file is saved. Other significant advantages include instantly viewable images, the ability to enhance images, the ability to email images to practitioners and clients (without needing to digitize them first), easy and reliable document handling, reduced X-ray exposure, that no darkroom is required, and that no chemicals are used.