Overview

The Department of Radiology at Al Arrawdha General Hospital is a highly specialized, full-service department which strives to meet all patients and doctor’s needs in diagnostic imaging for 24hours. It provides full-range diagnostic testing services utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Routine X-ray, Panorama X-ray  & Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound +Doppler
  • CT Scan

Facility

Diagnostic Imaging Modalities

 

CT scan:

In the mid 1970s, computed tomography (CT) scanners revolutionized x-ray diagnosis, combining the power of x-ray technology and computers, and allowing a view of wafer-thin cross sections of internal anatomy to diagnose disease, internal abnormalities, and trauma damage.

Formerly, patients undergoing a CT scan needed to hold their breath for extended periods to prevent blurring of the image. With the new state-of-the-art scanner, sharp, high-resolution, sub-millimeter slices are produced in a single, short breath-hold. For the patient, the new CT scanner is more comfortable, faster, provides better diagnoses, and in many cases reduces the need for an invasive diagnostic procedure.

Ultrasound:
Utilizes sound waves to examine body parts and monitor organ function in real time. Real time studies include 4D, Doppler and Carotid Studies which utilizes color to show flow in blood vessels. Our state-of-the-art equipment is computerized and provides us with unrivaled image quality.

Other Radiology Services

  • Diagnostic X-Ray.
  • Panorama X-Ray
  • Diagnostic fluoroscopy.
  • Mammography

 

Staff & Equipment

Arrawdha General Hospital is staffed by experienced radiologists with skilled sub-specialty training in female imaging, Neuro radiology, musculoskeletal radiology and abdominal imaging.

The hospital uses single slice 16 CT Scanner. This state-of-the-art scanner can simultaneously scan as many as 16 adjacent slices in one second. Radiologists can reformate that enable them to get a more accurate picture of the internal anatomy. They can also see areas from different vantage points, which is especially beneficial if surgery may be required.

The hospital utilizes Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) which enables all images to be stored electronically or copied to a DVD and viewed from multiple computer locations by several clinicians at the same time. This facilitates discussion and collaboration for the benefit of the patient.

Our facility is open seven days a week and appointments can usually be made for same day imaging. A final report and image, if necessary, are usually delivered to your doctor within 12-24 hours.

Radiology staff

Staffed by clinical pathologists, lab technologists and lab technicians, Arrawdha General Hospital’ Lab has 15 – 20 full-time employees.