The Radiology Department at P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality inpatient and outpatient clinical imaging services.
The P.C.E.A Tumutumu's Hospital Imaging Centre operates on a 24hr basis. The hospital is well equipped with a Radio-diagnostic X-ray Unit which is able to do various conventional examinations including musculo-skeletal and soft tissue imaging. This unit can rotate in all directions therefore increasing efficiency in performing x-rays, even on patients who are very ill. The centre is run by highly qualified medical radiologists and medical radiographers who are specialized in producing and interpreting high quality images of the body with the use of x-rays. These x-ray images are used to diagnose injuries and diseases so that appropriate management and treatment of patients can proceed.
Radiology Services Provided
Diagnostic imaging services offered at P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital include radiographic procedures that range from routine chest X-rays to more complicated procedures, such as
X-Ray: Also called radiography, involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging, and chest X-rays are among the most common diagnostic examination performed.
· Arthrography: Used to evaluate the structure and function of a joint and determine the possible need for treatment, which may include surgery.
· Intravenous pyelography (IVP): Used to examine the urinary tract including the kidneys, ureters and bladder.
- Barium studies/Upper GI series: Used to examine the gastrointestinal (GI) system, the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and large bowel [link to Barium Enema Examination form].
· Myelography: Used to detect abnormalities of the spinal canal, cord and nerve roots
· Lumbar punctures: Used to help detect tumors, or locate areas of inflammation