The Imaging Centre is headed by a Consultant Radiologist. There are four other Consultant Radiologists and a team of qualified Radiographers to provide diagnostic imaging service for inpatients and outpatients. Hospital Lam Wah Ee is equipped with *PACS for seamless transfer, retrieve and storing of digital medical images to improve patient experience.
*Picture archiving and communications system (PACS): A picture archiving and communications system (PACS) is a computer network system designed to store, retrieve and transfer digital medical images. A PACS integrates image data from system to system, allowing for transfers within and between healthcare settings. This facilitates the availability of both images and image-related data at the point of care, as and when required.
|Operating Hours:||Mondays - Fridays||8:30 am - 6 pm|
|Saturdays||8:30 am - 2 pm|
|Sundays & Public Holidays||Closed|
|Contact:||Tel: +604 652 8985|
Our advanced digital radiography systems enhance productivity, patient comfort and workflow. Images produced can be transferred digitally throughout the hospital via network to improve patients’ turnaround time and throughput.
Fluoroscopy provides real-time X-ray imaging to guide diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Due to continuous image acquisition in real time, the images shown are virtually a 'video' images with motion of body structures and moving of contrast dye. This allows clearer visibility of our body system functions.
How is Fluoroscopy performed?
Ultrasound scanning is an excellent non-invasive imaging technique for the examination of the various organs in the body without the use of x-ray radiation. Hence it is safe, simple and easily tolerated by adults, children and pregnant mothers. It buses high frequency sound wave, which passes through the body and reflects back as an echo to produce real time sectional images.
How is ultrasound performed?
You will be asked to lie on an examination couch. If pelvis examination is required then you must have a full bladder. The radiologist will put some gel on your skin and then press the transducer lightly against your body moving it until the desired images are captured. You will not experience pain. The examination usually takes less than 15 minutes.
Measures and displays, in real time, colour coded local tissue elasticity map for liver, breast and prostate.
Why an ultrasound is performed?
CT-Scan is a painless procedure which combines the use of a digital computer together with a rotating x-ray device to create detailed cross sectional images or “slices” of organs and body parts.
Why is CT-Scan performed?
CT scan can provide detailed cross sectional images and diagnostic information for nearly every part of the body including brain, neck, chest, spine, abdomen, pelvis, heart and skeletal systems.
Preparation and how it is performed
CT scan is a very safe examination and it is an outpatient examination. Depending on the type of examination, the length of the procedure will usually take between 10 and 45 minutes. Actual exposure/scanning time is minimal (5 to 10 seconds).
For many, CT examination may need a special contrast agent (orally, rectally or via injection), which is sometimes referred to as “dye”. CT contrast is used to make specific organs, blood vessels and/or tissue types “stand out” with more image contrast to better show the presence of disease or injury.
Mammogram is a special x-ray examination of the breasts. It is a recommended screening test for breast cancer. It can detect cancer at its early stage before it can be felt by hands. Early detection means better survival rate and more treatment options.
We recently installed a new mammography machine with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) capability which by using the advanced technologies to provide a more detailed sectional (3D) assessment of the breasts.
DEXA Scan is a test used to measure bone mineral density. It is one of the most accurate ways to diagnose osteopenia or osteoporosis. The results from this test can be of great help to monitor your osteopenia treatment plan. It can help your doctor to decide if you need to make adjustments in your plan.
Dr Lee Cheng Hock
AM, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR
Dr Doreen Koh Soo Siang
MD, FRCR, MRAD
Dr Chan Kam Hong
Dr Chow Kok Soon
Dr Ho Chee Keong
AM, MBBS, M Med Radiology, Dip Neurovascular Dis