RADIOLOGY

Allied Care Experts Medical Center – Valenzuela’s Radiology department offers state-of-the-art imaging facilities and equipment and a team of highly qualified x-ray technologist, radiologic technologist and radiologist specializing in traditional diagnostic radiology and the most advanced interventional radiological procedures.

Our department possess a wide range of imaging equipment to diagnose various conditions or illnesses. This includes general X-rays, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Mammogram and Bone Densitometer.

MRI

GE Signa Creator 1.5T MRI Scanner. Built with the DNA of SIGNA, the pioneer of MR systems, SIGNA Creator packs the diagnostic punch of leading-edge MR technology.

An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced medical imaging radiology technique scan, that uses magnetism, radio waves, a special dye (contrast) and a computer to produce images of body structures.

The following are the services offered by the section:

  • abdomen, brain, extremities/joints, head & neck, heart, spine
  • Special types of MRI Exam such as;
    • Cardiac
    • MRCP
    • Brain Spectroscopy
    • Breast MRI
    • Brain MRI-MRA/MRV

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, DEXA or DXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower (or lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss.

It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, to assess an individual's risk for developing osteoporotic fractures.

DXA is simple, quick and is non-invasive. Most commonly used and most standard method for diagnosing osteoporosis.

The XR-800 bone densitometer machine by Norland is a central DXA system that is capable of scanning the standard clinical sites such as:

  • whole body
  • AP spine
  • Hip
  • lateral and forearm.

CT Scan

GE Revolution ACT 32 Slice. Simple and fast, CT is one of the most valuable diagnostic imaging tools in healthcare.

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside and may inject a special dye called contrast material to help internal structures to clearly delineate.

It's also used to help guide biopsies.

General Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body's internal organs, examine a baby in pregnant women, the brain and hips in infants.

It's also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and assess damage after a heart attack.

Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.

The following are the services offered by the GENERAL ULTRASOUND section:

  • Common Ultrasound Procedures (Non-Vascular):
    • Chest
    • Kidney, Ureters, and Urinary Bladder (KUB), Prostate, Scrotal, Routine Pelvic (Ovaries, Prostate, Uterus)
    • Soft Tissue Ultrasound / Musculoskeletal
    • Neonatal Transcranial
    • Neck, Parathyroid, Thyroid
    • Whole Abdomen (Abdominal Aorta, Biliary Tree, Gallbladder, Kidneys, Liver, Ovaries, Pancreas, Prostrate, Spleen, Urinary Bladder, Uterus)
    • Breast Ultrasound
    • InguinoScrotal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures:
    • Cyst Aspiration
    • Fine Needle Aspiration
    • Intravenous Catheter Insertion
    • Paracentesis
    • Thoracentesis
    • Pigtail Inserti
  • Vascular Procedures:
    • Carotid Doppler
    • Arterial-Venous (AV Scan of Upper and Lower Extremities)
    • AV Mapping
    • AV Fistula Scan
    • Renal Duplex Allograft Scan
    • Inguino-Scrotal with doppler

Mammogram

Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts.

A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

Xray

X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures.

They are often used to help diagnose fractured bones, look for injury or infection and locate foreign objects in soft tissue.

Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.

The following are the services offered by the section:

  • Routine procedures for the:
    • Skull
    • Paranasal sinuses
    • Chest
    • Whole spine (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine Sacrum, Coccyx)
    • Upper extremities (Shoulders, Arms, Elbows, Forearms, Hands)
    • Lower extremities (Legs, Knees, Thighs, Ankles, Feet)
    • Pelvis
    • Abdomen
  • Special radiographic procedures:
    • Intravenous Pyelography (study of the kidney, ureter and urinary bladder)
    • T-tube Cholangiography/Cholangiogram (study of the biliary tree)
  • Mobile Xray Conduction On-Site:
    • Medical Mission
    • APE’s
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