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Divine Imaging and Diagnostic Centre is dedicated to providing complete and accurate x-ray and ultrasound imaging with a commitment to technological innovation, compassionate patient care, and maintaining a professional and responsive relationship with the health care community.
Our team of professional radiologists, technologists and staff are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and performance expected for essential diagnostic care.
Digital radiography
Digital radiography
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic..
Ultrasound technology
Ultrasound technology
Ultrasound technology is the application of high frequency sound waves to produce diagnostic images.
Doppler studies
Doppler studies
Doppler studies use the same ultrasound application to display motion in an audio, visual or graphical form.
OPG
OPG
OPG is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw.It shows a two-dimensional view..
Echocardiography
Echocardiography
Echocardiography is a diagnostic tool that uses high-pitched sound waves to produce an image of the heart.
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Digital radiography

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display of the image.

Digital radiography
Ultrasound technology
Ultrasound technology

Ultrasound technology is the application of high frequency sound waves to produce diagnostic images. These images can be used in both a diagnostic and therapeutic manner.

Ultrasound technology is a safe and painless way to see the different tissues of the body. A small device like a microphone called a transducer, sends and receives sound waves that are stored in the machine. The sound waves are analyzed and recorded as a graphic image.

Doppler studies

Doppler studies use the same ultrasound application to display motion in an audio (continuous wave Doppler), visual (color Doppler) or graphical (pulsed wave Doppler) form. This is useful in the study of arteries and veins to detect blood flow.

Doppler studies
OPG
OPG

OPG is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear. An OPG relies on tomography i.e. images of specific radiographic planes are taken to make up the larger panoramic image where the maxilla and mandible are in the focal trough and the structures, superficial and deep to the trough, are blurred.

Echocardiography

Echocardiography is a diagnostic tool that uses high-pitched sound waves to produce an image of the heart. The sound waves are sent through a transducer placed on the surface of the chest and reflect off certain areas of the heart which are then converted into pictures. This test is used to check the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively throughout the body and measure how much blood is actually pumped in each contraction. This test is also used to evaluate the valve function, find evidence of heart failure, and ensure that the heart is of normal size.

Echocardiography
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Does X-rays hurt?

You will not feel anything during the exposure. It is the same as having your picture taken with a regular camera.

Do I have to wear a patient gown?

In a lot of cases, wearing a gown is necessary because many things can show up on your film and can add, obscure or cover pertinent information. There are obvious things such as coins, zippers, keys etc. Sometimes, plastic buttons, folds of clothing, or wallets, cards etc., can show up as well.

I am unsure if I should have this x-ray exam. Is it harmful?

Your doctor has prescribed this x-ray examination to help in the diagnosis of your injury and/or illness. All radiation doses—including background radiation (this is radiation received from the earth), are considered to be harmful. However, as a diagnostic tool the benefits of medical X-rays (a highly controlled dose) greatly outweighs the small, possible harmful effects that may be induced.

Do I get a lot of radiation from this test?

The amount of radiation dose you receive will be much less than the national acceptable dose for entrance exposures for your exam. Divine Imaging and Diagnostic Centre use efficient imaging systems that allow us to reduce our patient exposures to as low as reasonably achievable and still acquire excellent diagnostic images.

Can X-ray be done if there is any chance of being pregnant?

The embryo is a rapidly developing/dividing cell system. This makes it sensitive to radiation, especially in the first trimester. A significant dose could increase the incidence of congenital (existing from birth) abnormalities by 1% over the natural incidence. It is proven that radiation in utero is harmful but it should be noted that the probability of this occurrence is small. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant, PLEASE, notify the technologist before your exam takes place.

I have had a lot of x-ray examinations lately. How many x-rays are too many?

Dose limits have been defined for radiation workers and the population by the government, but there is no specific permissible level recommended for patients having diagnostic x-ray examinations. The risk must always be compared to the medical necessity for an accurate diagnosis. There is no minimum or maximum number of x-rays allowed in one year or accumulative in a lifetime.

Do I have to fast for my X-ray?

Most of the recommended X-rays do not require you to be fasting; however there are a few procedures like Barium studies, Intravenous Urography which requires overnight fasting. You can talk to your referring doctor about the same or feel free to talk to us.

Are ultrasound exams harmful?

Ultrasound energy that produces the sound waves is not harmful when properly applied for the purpose of medical diagnostic imaging. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation such as is required for x-ray.

How do you prepare yourself for an ultrasound exam?

There are two barriers in producing a good quality exam –gas and bone. Contrary to what many think, fat is not the main barrier. Sound waves need a medium to travel. Air is not a medium and therefore blocks the path of the ultrasound beam. Liquid is a good conductor and that is why gel is applied to the body to allow for greater contact between the probe and skin. Bone is a sense solid medium, too dense for sound to penetrate. As a result, bone disorders cannot be diagnoses by ultrasound.

In order to produce good quality images, the patient is required to fast for at least 8 hours prior to the exam. This reduces the amount of gas content in the abdomen. This includes chewing gum. Drinking water with medication does not prevent the sonographer from attaining good pictures.

Why do I have to drink water before my ultrasound exam?

The type of ultrasound exam will determine whether you need to drink water for the test. If the exam is an abdominal ultrasound, the patient does not need to drink water. A pelvic ultrasound requires at least 800 – 1000 ml of water 1 hour prior to the examination. The full bladder serves as a window to see your pelvic organs (i.e. uterus, ovaries or prostate). Without a full bladder it is difficult to see them.

Why do I have to fast for my ultrasound?

An abdominal ultrasound requires that you fast for at least 8 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This reduces the amount of gas in your abdomen (which obstructs the abdominal organs). Eating triggers the digestive system to take effect. This causes the gallbladder to contract, preventing the sonographer to visualize abnormalities such as gallstones.

Does the Pregnancy ultrasound require fasting?

The pregnancy ultrasound examination does not require you to be in fasting status, however sometimes a full bladder is required for a better window to view the lower uterine segment.

When will I get the results of my ultrasound?

If you are seeing your doctor immediately after your ultrasound appointment, a verbal report will be intimated to your Doctor.