RADIOLOGY is the science of using medical imaging to help diagnose and, in some cases, treat diseases in the human body. Radiology can be used as a diagnostic or an interventional procedure. Diagnostic Radiology is used to determine the presence of a medical condition while interventional radiology is a procedure used to correct or treat a particular condition.

Many different imaging techniques are a part of radiology including but not limited to

  • Radiography / X-Ray – used to look at bones, usually chest, skull or to study the abdomen for any obstructions
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan) – creates multiple computer generated images of cross-sectional Xray views of the body.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Makes use of magnetic field to create images to detect cysts, tumors or abnormalities with soft tissues or blood vessels.
  • Ultrasound scans are used to study the soft tissues and organs of the body and also to study the foetus growth in pregnancy.
  • Mammogram used to study the breast tissue for lumps