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Diagnostic Imaging Services

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Medical or Diagnostic Imaging refers to the techniques used to visualize the body’s organs by producing images for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases.

The images allow healthcare providers to pick out abnormalities of the body’s organs that may not be apparent to the naked eye. 

Diagnostic imaging is an indispensable tool in modern-day medical diagnosis.

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Diagnostic Imaging Services

Get the best imaging services.

Medical or Diagnostic Imaging refers to the techniques used to visualize the body’s organs by producing images for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases.

The images allow healthcare providers to pick out abnormalities of the body’s organs that may not be apparent to the naked eye. 

Diagnostic imaging is an indispensable tool in modern-day medical diagnosis.

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  • What is Imaging?

    Medical or Diagnostic Imaging refers to the techniques used to visualize the body’s organs by producing images for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases.

    The images allow healthcare providers to pick out abnormalities of the body’s organs that may not be apparent to the naked eye. 

    Diagnostic imaging is an indispensable tool in modern-day medical diagnosis.

  • Which Health Professionals Provide Medical Imaging Services?

    The team will be composed of several players who are led by the Radiologist. This is a medical doctor who has specialized in the various medical imaging techniques used in the diagnosis and management of various diseases.

    This specialist doctor may be assisted by the following:

    • Radiology residents
    • Radiographers
    • Sonographers
    • Nurses

  • More About Diagnostic Imaging

    Which types of Diagnostic Imaging are there? 

    There are many imaging techniques available for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

    The most common modalities are:- 

  • Are all forms of Diagnostic Imaging safe?

    Some diagnostic imaging techniques require that ionizing radiation is used to penetrate through the body’s tissues to reveal the internal organs and structures.

    These techniques include:

    • X-rays
    • Mammography
    • CT Scans

    The exposure to radiation from one study is not sufficient to cause any grievous body harm. Repeated exposure however may harm one’s health in the long run.

    Imaging studies such as MRI and Ultrasound do not use ionizing radiation and are therefore free from the harmful effects of radiation.

  • Preparation before My Imaging Procedure

    It is always a great idea to confirm with your attending doctor or healthcare provider about what preparations to make before your imaging procedure. Some universal preparation tips are listed below:

    Wear loose-fitting clothing as you may have to undress during the procedure

    Do not wear any unnecessary jewelry that may appear on images and obscure some structures.

    More specific preparation measures depend on the particular imaging studies and the patient’s clinical status.

    Some imaging procedures such as X-Rays may not need any preparation at all. 

  • Safety Precautions by the Healthcare Provider

    The healthcare professional providing the imaging procedure must take into consideration certain factors while providing the service. These include:

    • Making sure candidates for MRI have no metallic implants, cardiac pacemakers, or prosthetic heart valves
    • The patient has no allergies to contrast media
    • Clients for MRI or CT scans are not claustrophobic
    • Normal kidney function test where contrast studies are to be performed on the patient

  • Imaging in Pregnancy

    The safest imaging modalities in pregnancy are those that do not generate ionizing radiation that would cause harm to the foetus. These are MRI scans and Ultrasounds.

    However, when X-rays or CT scans are completely inevitable, modifications can be made during the performance of these studies so that the foetus is away from or shielded from the radiation. This ensures the dose of radiation that the foetus is negligible.

    Book your pregnancy ultrasound today by clicking here.

  • Do I Have to submit a request form?

    Imaging request forms with the correct patient details, specific imaging study requested, and reasons supporting the request should be provided when one presents themselves for a particular study.

    The requests are not difficult to acquire as most health facilities provide them and have personnel authorised to sign the request.

    Click here to submit your  imaging request form.

  • Imaging for the Paediatric Age group

    Paediatric patients (especially those under 5 years) are more susceptible to the harmful effects of high doses of ionizing radiation.

    CT scans in this age group are only performed when necessary.

    MRI scans and Ultrasounds are the preferred imaging modalities for this age group.

    X-rays have lower doses of radiation than CT scans and may be performed routinely where indicated.

    Click here to submit your young one’s imaging request.

  • Do I Have to submit a request form?

    Imaging request forms with the correct patient details, specific imaging study requested, and reasons supporting the request should be provided when one presents themselves for a particular study.

    The requests are not difficult to acquire as most health facilities provide them and have personnel authorised to sign the request.

    Click here to submit your  imaging request form.

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health booking experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop shop for quality diagnostic imaging services. Book our quality and professional imaging services conveniently at the comfort of your home, hotel or office.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea Health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through the Ponea Health e-commerce platform, you are able to compare an array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories, and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and convenience in terms of location.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my imaging procedure done?

    Our diagnostic imaging services are available at our partner facilities. However, we do have mobile pregnancy ultrasound services that can be provided at the convenience of home or hotel. The service includes quick turnaround times with transmission of the report to the requesting doctor to provide the management plan and schedule follow-up visits.

  • How do I get my medications?

    Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my doctor mean?

    Doctors on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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