Making the transition from analog to digital could bring several advantages to X-Ray Imaging.These would include improvement in contrast and other aspects of image quality by means of image processing Computed Radiography (CR) systems use equipment similar to conventional radiography except that in place of an X-Ray film, an imaging plate is used to create the digital image,which is then transferred to a computer. X-Ray films are no longer taken to a darkroom or an automatic film processor to be developed in chemical tanks.With Computed Radiography,the imaging plate is run through a special laser scanner to read the image and transferred digitally to the computer to appear on the screen.the digital image can then be viewed and be contrasted or color-enhanced for better visibility. Digital Images can be documented on cds,printed on high-quality paper or simple viewed on a computer monitor.
Sonography is a non-invasive imaging modality using sound waves and is extremely safe even in pregnancy,as it does not involve any radiations. Sonography has application for the entire body from head to toe.Male or female,infant or adult,throughout your lifetime,sonography can play a v ital role in your healthcare. Indeed,versatile,safe,non-invasive and yet effective, the importance of ultrasonography in medicine cannot be underplayed.
Computed Tomography (CT) has witnessed a change over the past 20 years. Innovative scanners,advanced applications were introduced in the CT technology that brought about exciting breakthroughs in clinical procedures that helped in addressing various public health issues. In the Indian scenario,CT technology has today become an indispensable and integral component of routine work in clinical and medical practice, specifically in radio-diagnosis and procedures such as colonography ,cancer detection and staging, lung analysis, cardiac studies and radiotherapy planning.
Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce an image of the body in cross sections. This enables excellent images, particularly of soft tissue such as the brain and internal organs. MRI is generally used whenever X-Ray or ultrasound examinations do not deliver clear results.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low dose X-ray system to examine breasts.A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
ECG (Electrocardigram) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.The heart is a muscular organ that beats in rhythm to pump the blood through the body. The signal that make the heart's muscle fibers contract come from the sinotrial node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart.In an ECG test, the electrical impulses made while the heart is beating are recorded and usually shown on a piece of paper. This is known as an electrocardiogram, and records any problems with the heart's rhythm,and the conduction of the heart beat through the heart which may be affected by underlying heart disease.
An echocardiogram(echo) is a test that uses high frequency sound waves(ultrasound)to make pictures of your heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It can provide a wealth of helpful information,including the size and shape of the heart(internal chamber size quantification),pumping capacity,and the location and extent of any tissue damage.
TMT or Treadmill Test is done to see how the heart functions while exercising on a treadmill. During the test, the patient's heart rate, breathing, blood pressure electrocardiogram (ECG),and how you feel are monitored.Hence,this proves as a stress mechanism test for the heart, which would monitor conditions during the body's mobility.