Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging Department serves to provide both diagnostic and intervention examinations to its patients. It has an advanced digital technology to provide high resolution imaging services.

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.

A CT scan has many uses, but is particularly well-suited to quickly examine patients who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma as well as medical conditions that may affect the internal anatomy of a patient. 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.

A mammogram is an X-ray image of a patient’s breast used for screening patients for anomalies including breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in diagnosis including early breast cancer detection.

During a mammogram, the patient’s breasts are compressed between two firm surfaces to spread out the breast tissue. Then an X-ray captures black-and-white images of the tissues that are displayed on a computer screen and examined by a doctor who looks for signs of anomalies including cancer.

A mammogram can be used either for screening or for diagnostic purposes. The frequency of a mammogram for an individual depends on the age and history of an individual. For more details, you are welcome to check with our specialist consultants.

An X-ray is a quick, painless procedure that captures images of the structures inside the patient’s body — particularly the bones. X-ray beams pass through the body, and they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up as white on X-rays. The air in the lungs shows up as black. Fat and muscle appear as shades of gray. For some types of X-ray, a contrast medium (such as iodine or barium) is introduced into the body to provide greater detail on the images.

In Perak Community, all X-Rays utilise an advanced digital technology to capture images.

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the patient’s body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

In Perak Community, ultrasound examinations are done by our resident Radiologist who is a qualified medical consultant.

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of the patient’s heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of the heart that can be seen on a video screen.

Echo can be used as part of a stress test and with an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) to help the doctor learn more about the patient’s heart.

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Saturday 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Sunday/Public Holiday Closed