Radiology Services provide the most advanced imaging services available to the Consultants and patient community. Our facility contains Superconductor 1.5 Tesla MRI System, Multi Slice CT, High End Ultrasound, Bone Mass Densitometer and other X-ray equipments. Our courteous and caring professional staff will help you make your imaging experience pleasant.
* General Radiography with Computed Radiography System (CR)-2 Units
* Ultrasound Examination
* Multi Slice Computerized Tomographic Scanning (MSCT) (CT Scan)
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)- SUPER CONDUCTOR SYSTEM 1.5 TESLA
* Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)
* Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) / Mammography
DBT / MAMMOGRAM
A mammogram is an X-ray study of the breasts. A screening mammogram is used for patients who are asymptomatic in order to detect disease as early as possible and is recommended to be performed annually for women beginning at age 40. A diagnostic mammogram is used to evaluate patients with a breast lump, discharge or discomfort. Tomosynthesis uses high-powered computing to convert digital 2D breast images into a stack of very thin layers or slices- building what is essentially a 3Dimensional mammogram.
A tomosynthesis is essentially a continuation of a normal 2D mammogram. During the tomosynthesis part of the examination, the X-ray arm sweeps in an arc over the breast, taking multiple breast images in just seconds. These images subsequently undergo computed post-processing to produce 3D images of your breasts in one millimeter layers.
Now the radiologist can see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible. Instead of viewing the breast tissue in one flat image, the doctor can examine the breast tissue one millimeter at a time. Fine details are clearly visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue above and below. This is akin to actually reading every single page of a book instead of just browsing through the book cover.
Who Needs DBT / Mammogram
All women aged 40 and above can have the examination done.
Why Do I Need DBT / Mammogram
A mammogram is the gold standard for screening and early detection of breast cancer before a lump is felt.
Digital mammography utilizes a specially designed digital camera and a computer to produce an image that is displayed on a high resolution computer monitor. While digital mammography is still one of the most advanced technologies available today, it still only provides a two- dimensional picture of the breast. Since the breast is composed of pockets of dense tissue surrounded by fat, when X-rayed, it creates an image that looks something like a smoky haze. The overlapping tissue in the image makes it difficult to see tiny spots called microcalcifications, and other subtle signs of early cancer.
In some cases, the radiologist may ask you to come back for further investigations if the findings of the screening mammogram are equivocal.
Ground Floor at KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
8.30am - 12.30pm
On-call services are available after office hours, weekend and public holidays.
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