Our Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai comprises of a highly skilled team of experts, utilising the latest technology available to ensure patients benefit from detailed and accurate diagnosis.

At Adam Vital Hospital we value our patients’ experience and safety more than anything else, also, during radiology related procedures.

Digital X-ray

Digital x-ray is an advanced 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 images to the physician for immediate investigation through the integration with PACS (picture archiving and communication system).

Digital x-ray may be used for:

Bone and teeth abnormalities

Fractures, infections, arthritis, teeth infection and decay, osteoporosis, bone cancer, other.

Chest abnormalities

Lung infections, enlarged heart, lung cancer, other.

Abdomen

Digestive tract abnormalities, radiopaque items (items accidentally swallowed, visible on x-ray), other.

At Adam Vital Hospital, our digital x-ray facility is equipped with a digital flat panel detector, which can capture the full image of the spine, while also providing accurate measurements of any defects found in the spine, including scoliosis and full lower limbs measurement.

How to prepare:


  • Remove all clothing and jewellery that may interfere with the x-ray image.
  • Wear the gown, provided by the hospital, to cover yourself, depending on the area being examined.
  • Follow the instructions given by the doctor before the examination.
  • Remain still and hold your breath to avoid blurring of the image.
  • Use restraints or other techniques to keep the child still to prevent blurring of the image and to prevent the child from being exposed to radiation.

When to avoid or be cautious:


  • An x-ray is generally not recommended for a pregnant woman, as it may cause harm to the unborn child.
  • Take care while conducting an x-ray procedure on a young child.
Ultrasound

Our state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are available for imaging and non-invasive monitoring of the abdomen, with sophisticated image fusion capability to aid accurately guided procedures.

Our ultrasound suite provides leading edge technology: a Canon Aplio I 600 – with a unique feature, the I-Beam Architecture and colour doppler systems with lightweight probes. A first of its kind in the GCC, high resolution hockey-stick probe, provides superior quality images of the smallest parts of the body, particularly so, for high resolution image evaluation of the musculoskeletal system (tendons, ligaments and muscles).

How to prepare:


Any preparation required may depend upon which area of your body needs to be examined.

Abdominal examination

Avoid eating and drinking for up to six (6) hours before the test.

Pelvic ultrasound

Drink lots of water and do not urinate before the scan is performed as this allows for better visualisation, particularly, of the uterus, ovaries, or the prostate.

When to avoid or be cautious:


  • An ultrasound scan is generally safe with no specific indications requiring avoidance or deserving specific caution.
CT Scan

A CT scan (computed tomography scan) is a test that uses a series of x-rays to create images of the bones and soft tissue in the body. The images can be viewed from different angles and this provides more detailed information when compared with normal x-rays.

The CT scan at Adam Vital Hospital is supported by a dose reduction technique known as Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) which minimises the amount of radiation patients can be exposed to.

Our CT scanner is capable of covering large anatomic areas in split seconds. It also supports advanced applications like CT angiography, perfusion imaging and bone mineral density measurement.

How to prepare:


  • Remove any jewellery that you are wearing because it may interfere with the test results
  • Avoid eating anything for four (4) to six (6) hours before the test.
  • In case of infants or toddlers, the doctor may inject a sedative to keep the child calm and still because any movement may result in blurred images.

When to avoid or be cautious:


  • Avoid the test if you are pregnant.
  • Inform your doctor if you have had a previous allergic reaction to contrast materials.
  • Inform your doctor if you are on Metformin (Glucophage) for diabetes.
MRI

Adam Vital Hospital is among the first in the UAE to have a 1.5 Tesla low-noise MRI; a fully digital system for MRI scanning that provides exceptional image quality and details to facilitate accurate diagnosis in musculoskeletal, neuro, cardiac and body imaging. The system, which considerably increases the MR angiographic potential, has unique high resolution, low noise, and wide bore MRI capabilities.

How to prepare:


  • Eat and take your medication as per your regular schedule.
  • Remove any jewellery and put on the gown provided by the hospital.
  • Remove any removable dentures, hearing aid, watch or eyeglasses before the test.

When to avoid or be cautious:


  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, because the effect of magnetic waves on the baby is not well understood.
  • Consult your doctor if you suffer from any kidney or liver diseases, as they may limit the use of injected contrast agents during the test.
  • Consult the doctor if you have any metal or electronic devices in your body that may interfere with the test such as: artificial heart valves, cardiac pacemaker, any implants, metallic prosthesis.