Services offered by Radiology Department
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines the use of a very strong cylinder-shaped magnet, radio waves and a powerful computer system to measure the magnetic properties of body tissue. This information is converted into grey scale images which are used to detect differences between normal and abnormal tissue. The level of soft tissue detail seen with MRI is extraordinary compared with other imaging devices.
Computerised tomography (CT) is a specialised x-ray examination which combines many x-ray images to generate cross-sectional views of the body with the aid of a powerful computer. It produces detailed images of internal organs and structures of the body in both 2D and in 3D.
An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of the body. Baines Imaging Group performs many ultrasound scans each year and also offers a full range of ultrasound procedures including musculoskeletal injections and ultrasound guided biopsy
An x-ray is high-energy radiation that passes easily through soft tissues and fluids. X-rays or radiographs are the most frequent radiology examination we perform. They are particularly useful for bones and the chest.