Imaging

The imaging department at FMP Hanoi offers a range of diagnostic and imaging services supporting both our Emergency and Outpatient departments.

Waiting times for all diagnostic services are very short due to determination of FMP Hanoi to provide all patients with a fast track service.

The majority of our services are in-house and available 24hrs a day.

FMP Hanoi radiologist, technicians and ultrasonographer have many years of experience and great expertise in their chosen fields.

The imaging departments offer the following services

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General x-ray or Radiography – is the most commonly used form of medical imaging. X-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body digitally on a computer screen. X-ray imaging is extremely fast and provides a rapid method of evaluating the entire body – especially the joints, bones and chest. Bone X-ray – identifying and treating bone fractures including the arms, legs, knees, wrists, shoulders, spine and skull.

Chest X-rayusually done for the evaluation of lungs, heart and chest wall. Pneumonia, heart failure, emphysema, lung cancer and other medical conditions

Upper/Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Series

Useful for checking on ulcers, benign tumors (polyps) cancer or signs of certain other intestinal illnesses ie. Crohn’s disease.

CT scanning – combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do. CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
MRI Scanning – uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures, on a computer, of tissues, organs and other structures inside your body. MRI Scanning creates clear pictures of most parts of the body. Important when x-rays can’t given give enough information required. Used to obtain detailed pictures of the brain and spinal cord, to detect abnormalities and tumours. Torn ligaments around joints can be detected by an MRI scan; being used more and more following sports injuries.
Pediatric imaging – CT scanners have minimized the need for pediatric sedation and allowed for a significant decrease in radiation dose Common reasons for pediatric imaging: Wilms tumour, Leukaemia, Teratoma, Congenital abnormalities, Osteosarcoma, Meningitis, Infant respiratory distress syndrome, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Greenstick fractures.
Mammography/Breast imaging – the process of using low-energy x-rays to examine the human breast. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer Breast Imaging – done in conjunction with a mammography to give the Doctor a clearer view of the human breast. The goal of breast imaging is the early detection of breast cancer
General ultrasound (3D/4D)  – used to visualize muscles, tendons, and many internal organs, to record their size, structure and any pathological lesions with real time images Exams include Abdomen, Kidney’s, Aorta, Thyroid, Prostate, Testicular, Obstetrical, Gynecological and Pediatric exams.
Obstetric & gynecological ultrasound – Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of ultrasound scans in pregnancy Movements such as fetal heart beat and malformations in the feus can be assessed and measurements can be made accurately on the images displayed on the screen
Echocardiography – ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. Gives information ie. the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. Can give Drs. estimates of heart function such as a calculation of the cardiac output, ejection fraction and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes)
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy screening – a double test done with mild sedatives The 1st test to look directly into your gullet, stomach and first part of the bowel. The 2nd test the examination of the large bowel.

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