Diagnostic Radiology (X-Ray) is often the fastest and most standard, first approach to diagnosis for many conditions from bone ailments to gastric disturbances to breathing difficulties. It provides a physician with a view of basic internal anatomy and potential disease. Generally a painless experience, the results can be available in a very short time to aid you and your physician to achieve a speedy recovery. This area consist of:

Services Offered

  • General Radiography, Chest, Skeletal, Abdomen and other body parts X-ray.
  • Contrast studies of upper and lower Gastro-Intestinal tract.
  • Contrast studies of Gentio-urinary systems (IVPS, Cystograms, Hysterosalpingographies etc).
  • Fistulography and Sinnography
  • ERCP
  • Sialographies etc.

CT scanning (or CAT scan) can see inside the brain and other parts of the body, into areas that cannot be seen on regular x-ray examinations. CT makes it possible to diagnose certain diseases earlier and more accurately than with other imaging tools. Because most diseases are better treated when found early, CT scans can help save lives.

This area consists of :

  • 320 slice CT Scan machine
  • 24 Slice Siemen, CT
  • Complete 3D and volumetric scanning of any part of the whole body including heart, liver and the arteries. CT Angiography at Shifa International is a safe outpatient procedure that uses specially designed X-rays and Interavenous contrast to see the detailed anatomy of the blood vessels throughout body.

Services offered

  • Cardiac CT Angio in a single Heart beat
  • Calcium Deposit Scoring
  • Cerebral Arteriography / Venography
  • Whole Body Vascular Studies like CT Angiography
  • CT Virtual Colonoscopy, CT Bronchoscopy (Virtual)
  • Dynamic , 3 Phase Scanning for Liver and other organs

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a versatile, powerful, and sensitive medical diagnostic technique that creates images of the body. MRI can generate thin-section images of any part of the body including the heart, arteries, and veins from any angle and direction, without surgical invasion and in a relatively short period of time.

This area consists of :

  • 1.5 Tesla high resolution MRI
  • 0.4 Tesla open MRI, first in Pakistan for children and Claustrophobic patients

Services Included

  • Standard MRI of Brain, Spine and joints
  • MRI diffusion weighted Imaging
  • MRI Profussion
  • Spectroscopy
  • 4D MRA
  • Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Breast MR
  • MR Angiography from head to toe

Mammography plays a central part in the early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two (02) years before a patient or physician can feel them. Research has shown that annual mammograms above age forty (40) can lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are curable and breast-conservation therapies are available.

Diagnostic Mammogram

Diagnostic mammography is used to evaluate a patient with abnormal clinical findings such as a breast lump or lumps that have been found by the woman or her doctor. Diagnostic mammography may also be done after an abnormal screening mammography in order to determine the cause of the area of concern on the screening exam.

Benefits of Undergoing Mammography
  • Imaging of the breast improves a physician’s ability to detect small tumors.When cancers are small,the woman has more treatment options and a cure is more likely.
  • The use of screening mammography increases the detection of small abnormal tissue growth confined to the milk ducts in the breast, called ductal carcinama in situ (DCIS). These early tumors cannot harm patients if they are removed at this stage and mammography is the only proven method to reliably detect these tumors. It is also useful for detecting all other types of breast cancer, including invasive ductal and inasive lobular cancer.
  • Where need be mammographic studies are complimented by Ultrasound of breast.

Services Offered

  • Screening Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Ductography
  • Needle Localization
  • Service is provided by dedicated female Technologists under supervision of a female Radiologist

Nuclear Medicine is a method of determining activity within various organ systems in the body by using very small amounts of radioactive material either injected or swallowed. Images are taken of the area of interest to identify if the system is functioning as expected. The exam is conducted in a relaxed lying down position and is essentially painless. All radioactivity is minimal and dissipates quickly.

The Department is equipped with SIEMENS Dual Head Gamma Camera using imported radiotracers and pharmaceuticals to provide safe and pathogen free diagnosis and therapies with International Quality Standards by foreign qualified staff.

Diagnostic Services include:

  •  Bone scan
  •  Renal DTPA, MAG-III, GFR
  •  Brain , Salivary and Lacrimal Gland imaging
  •  Heart: Myocardial Perfusion with TI-201, Sestamibi, tetrofosmin, MUGA
  •  Lungs: V/Q (Ventilation/Perfusion)
  •  Thyroids, Parathyroid, Adrenal Glands
  •  Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver
  •  Infection and inflammation

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or Sonography, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real time visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging. Salient features of the Department are:

Services Offered

  •  Equipped with six (06) modern and state of art ultrasound machines
  •  Full gamut of services including colour doppler arterial and venous studies
  •  Complete obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound with fetal well being
  •  Ultrasound guided interventional procedures such as biopsies and drainages
  •  Routine abdominal/pelvic imaging
  •  Transvaginal/Trans Rectal Ultrasound with Truss biopsy and other guided procedures, by female and male radiologists as preferred by patient
  •  Twenty four (24) hours coverage