What is diagnostic radiology?


If your doctor has referred you or a family member for diagnostic radiology, you may have some questions or concerns about what this means. Diagnostic radiology is a term used to describe a number of different, non-invasive techniques specialist health care professionals use to see inside your body.

A diagnostic radiologist will use specialized equipment and low doses of radiation, which produce detailed images, to help diagnose your condition, to monitor your body’s response to treatment you may have received, or to screen you for different illnesses.

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When do you need to see a diagnostic radiologist?

Certain conditions can be detected early through screening by a diagnostic radiologist. When your specialist is assessing the cause of your symptoms, he or she will examine you and ask you a number of questions before forming a diagnosis. Sometimes, the diagnosis is not clear, so he or she may refer you to a diagnostic radiologist for further investigation.

If you are already undergoing treatment for a disease or condition, images taken by a diagnostic radiologist help specialists monitor your treatment progress.

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Why you should consider our diagnostic radiologists in Singapore

Your health is our priority and here at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, our diagnostic radiologists are specialists who want what’s best for you. Our highly skilled healthcare professionals operate sophisticated medical equipment to create images that assist in diagnosing your condition and managing your health.

The images and reports provided by our diagnostic radiologists here at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre are used as part of a multi-disciplinary approach by a team of medical professionals to help make an accurate diagnosis that will form the basis of an individual’s treatment plan.

In order to optimize your health care, we offer a wide-range of diagnostic imaging services.

Major Areas of Specialisation

The comprehensive range of radiological services provided by our professional diagnostic radiologists is available to provide accurate diagnoses for you and your loved ones. By using the latest modern imaging equipment, our healthcare professionals can provide the details necessary for management of your health.

  • Advanced Imaging
    •  Colour Doppler Ultrasound
    •  Computer Tomography (CT) Scans
    •  Diagnostic & Interventional Angiography
    • Image-guided drainage, biopsy, shoulder hydrodilation, joint aspiration, and injections
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services
    • Non-Vascular Interventional Procedures including Drainage & Biopsy
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry
  • Computed Tomography
  • Computer Tomography Perfusion (CTP)
  • Cryotherapy
  • Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
  • Fluoroscopy
  • General Radiography
  • Head & Neck Radiology
  • Imaging Services
    • Abdominal Imaging
    • Barium Studies & Fluoroscopy
    • Body CT imaging
    • Breast imaging and intervention
    • Bone Densitometry or bone mineral density (BMD) test
    • Cartilage imaging
    • Colorectal Imaging
    • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
    • General radiography
    • Head & Neck Imaging
    • Hepatobiliary Imaging
    • Imaging-guided interventional procedures in the spine, such as percutaneous vertebroplasty and cervical and lumbar nucleoplasty
    • Intravenous Urograms (IVU)
    • Mammogram
    • Neuro-Radiology Imaging
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecological imaging
    • Pancreatic Imaging
    • Pelvic imaging
    • Prostate Imaging
    • Plain radiography
    • Ultrasound Scan
    • Urogenital Imaging
  • Liver interventions
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Microwave ablation
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology & Intervention
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine & PET
  • PET Rubidium Cardiac Imaging
  • PET-CT Molecular Imaging
  • PET-MR Molecular Imaging
  • Percutaneous vertebral augmentation
  • Radio-frequency ablation (RFA)
  • Radionuclide Therapy
  • Sports Imaging
  • Theatre imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular and interventional radiology

Did you know?

In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered new rays that could penetrate the body and photograph bones. These became known as X-rays and were soon used by surgeons to detect the presence of foreign objects in the body. Physicians were intrigued by this finding and scientists across the globe investigated further.

Shortly after Roentgen’s discovery and presentation of X-rays, physicians were using X-rays to diagnose and treat diseases. The US military also used X-rays to locate bullets in wounds and to determine the severity of bone fractures.