TYPES OF IMAGING TECHNOLOGY
Imaging technology at Kampala Independent Hospital is wide-ranging and comprehensive. Patients can access many types of scanning and imaging methods on-site with results delivered quickly to consultants who can then use detailed imaging data to make a diagnosis and start a course of treatment.
Breast imaging (mammogram)
Our mammography unit with tomographic capabilities (it can visualise ‘slices’ through the tissue at different points and in different planes), and ultrasound equipment with the latest in elastography technology. This can be used to determine whether a suspicious lump is likely to be cancerous or benign.
The imaging suite also offers a full range of interventional breast procedures including fine needle aspiration (FNA), core needle biopsy, stereotactic core needle biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy and pre-operative wire localisation.
Ultrasound imaging (3D/4D)
We have tree ultrasound suites throughout the imaging department, all designed to support the growing trends in ultrasound. We provide 3D & 4D Ultrasound imaging for abdominal, gynaecology and obstetrics scans.
X-ray & Fluoroscopy
We have installed digital technology X-ray and fluoroscopy imaging at our premises. All of our modern and spacious imaging suites are designed to make sure patients feel comfortable and at ease during their investigations.
In the main Radiology Room, we undertake a comprehensive range of plain film X-ray examinations including:
- Whole leg and spine imaging
- A full range of fluoroscopic gastrointestinal procedures such as barium meals and barium enemas
- Hysterosalpingogram studies to image the shape of the uterus and fallopian tubes
- Speech therapy swallowing assessments
- Urodynamic procedures to assess the function of the urethra and bladder
We also perform plain film X-ray & dental X-rays.